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Colloquium with Arthur Sze, the Mohr Visiting Poet

Wed May 22nd 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Sponsor
Creative Writing Program
Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

Mariana Cook

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event with the Mohr Visiting Poet: A Colloquium with Arthur Sze.

This event is open to Stanford affiliates and the general public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Boxed lunches to follow. Register here


Arthur Sze is a poet, translator, and editor. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, including The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2021); Sight Lines (2019), which won the National Book Award; Compass Rose (2014), a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Ginkgo Light (2009), selected for the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Book Award; Quipu (2005); The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970–1998 (1998), selected for the Balcones Poetry Prize and the Asian American Literary Award; and Archipelago (1995), selected for an American Book Award. He has also published one book of Chinese poetry translations, The Silk Dragon (2001), selected for the Western States Book Award. A second, expanded edition, The Silk Dragon II: Translations of Chinese Poetry, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in May 2024, and he has also edited Chinese Writers on Writing (Trinity University Press, 2010). 

A recipient of a 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 2021 Shelley Memorial Award, the Jackson Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, as well as five grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, Sze was the first poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in such journals as The American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Harper’s Magazine, The Kenyon Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, and Pushcart Prize anthologies. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. A Chancellor Emeritus of the Academy of American Poets and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is also a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Sze is this year's Mohr Visiting Poet. Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes distinguished writers to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Lawrence and Nancy Mohr.