Poets Arthur Sze & Afaa Michael Weaver Speak at the Folger
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
The poetry of Sze and Weaver reflects an Eastern influence that transcends, that blossoms, that quiets, and that inspires. Arthur Sze is the author of eight books of poetry, including The Ginkgo Light, Quipu, and The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese. Afaa Michael Weaver’s most recent book, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005, is arranged according to the five-element theory in Chinese philosophy to show the ways in which childhood trauma has affected his writing and his life.
Conversation moderated by poet Reginald Harris.
This reading is in collaboration with the Folger exhibition Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700.
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