Fellow: Awarded 1997
Field of Study: Poetry
Competition: US & Canada
Appointed for poetry, Arthur Sze is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Ginkgo Light (2009), Quipu (2005), The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 (1998), Archipelago (1995), and The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese (2001), all from Copper Canyon Press. He is also the editor of Chinese Writers on Writing, forthcoming from Trinity University Press in April 2010. A professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he taught for twenty-two years, Mr. Sze was the first Poet Laureate of Santa Fe (2006-2008). His poems and translations have appeared in such leading journals as American Poet, The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, Field, The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry. His poems have been translated into Albanian, Bosnian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish, and he has read his poetry at such international festivals as the XIX International Poetry Festival of Medellín (2009), the Delhi International Literary Festival (2008), the Yellow Mountain Poetry Festival in England (2008), the Yellow Mountain Poetry Festival in China (2007), the Pacific International Poetry Festival (Taiwan, 2008), Poetry International (Rotterdam, 2007), and the Hong Kong International Literary Festival (2002).
The poems Mr. Sze completed during his Fellowship term in 1997 are included in The Redshifting Web.
Profile photograph by Gloria Graham.