Arthur Sze: Neilly Series Lecture
Arthur Sze will discuss "Tyuonyi: Multicultural Perspectives on Poetry." Tyounyi, a Keresan word, is the name of a meeting place situated in Bandelier, New Mexico. Sze has 22 years of experience working with Native Americans at the Institute of American Indian Arts. He translates classical Chinese poetry, and has as a deep interest in Japanese culture. He will show how these strands run through the evolution of his own poetry and how they are an essential part of our world today.
Sze is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998, Archipelago, and The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese. He is also the editor of Chinese Writers on Writing, forthcoming from Trinity University Press. His poems have been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish. He was poet laureate of Santa Fe from 2006-2008 and is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, and two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships. He is professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Photo © Mariana Cook.
Introduction by James Longenbach, Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English
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