Denison Beck Lecture Series Highlights Arthur Sze
Posted: February 4, 2002
GRANVILLE - Denison University's 2001/2002 season of the Beck Lecture Series will feature poet Arthur Sze for a lecture at 3:30 p.m. and a reading at 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 12) in the Slayter Hall Faculty Lounge. Sze is the author of six books of poetry including, most recently,The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998. Both events are free and open to the public.
A second-generation Chinese American, Sze was born in New York City and educated at the University of California at Berkeley. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies includingAmerican Poetry Review, The Paris Reviewand theBloomsbury Review, and have been translated into Chinese and Italian. His poems incorporate descriptions of the natural world, including the landscape of the southwest, and address the complexities of contemporary culture.
The recipient of a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, three Witter Bynner Foundation Poetry Fellowships and two Creative Writing Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Sze currently directs the creative writing program at the Institute for American Indian Art in Santa Fe (New Mexico), where he has taught for more than a decade.
He currently lives in Pojoaque, New Mexico, with his wife.
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