Arthur Sze

SOCORRO, N.M. -- New Mexico Tech will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a reading by American Book Award winning poet Arthur Sze on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Tech Library, meeting room 212. There will be a book signing after the reading and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Professor Sze is the author of seven books of poetry: The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese (Copper Canyon, 2001), The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 (Copper Canyon, 1998), Archipelago (Copper Canyon, 1995), River River (Lost Roads, 1987), Dazzled (Floating Island, 1982), Two Ravens (1976; revised edition, Tooth of Time, 1984), and The Willow Wind (1972; revised edition, Tooth of Time, 1981).

His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Field, Harvard Magazine, The Iowa Review, New Letters, The Paris Review, and Pushcart Prize XXI. His poems have been translated into Chinese, Italian, and Turkish.

He is the recipient of several awards, including the American Book Award (1996); Lannan Literary Award for Poetry (1995); two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships (1982, 1993); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1997); Balcones Poetry Prize (1999); Asian American Literary Award in Poetry (1999); Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award (1998-2000); and the Western States Book Award for Translation (2002).

He is Professor of Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is Corresponding Editor for Manoa literary journal.

For further information, please contact Mary Dezember, Assistant Professor of English, at 835-5931 or dezember@nmt.edu. -NMT-