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Please join Jennifer Franklin & Sophia Bannister as they welcome Arthur Sze, Daniel Tobin, Carol Moldow, and Wang Jiaxin as they read work from their own poetry as well as their translations and discuss their own experiences writing and translating.
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Arthur Sze has published eleven books of poetry, including Sight Lines (2019), which won the National Book Award, and The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems (2021). His other books include Compass Rose (2014), a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Ginkgo Light (2009), selected for the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Book Award; Quipu (2005); The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970–1998, 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, and edited Chinese Writers on Writing (2010). Sze is the recipient of many honors, including the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the 2021 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets & Writers, a Lannan Literary Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, and five grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. His poems have been translated into fourteen languages, including Chinese, Dutch, German, Korean, and Spanish. A Chancellor Emeritus at the Academy of American Poets and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was the first poet laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives.
Daniel Tobin is the author of nine books of poems, most recently The Mansions (Four Way Books, 2023). His previous collections are: Where the World Is Made, Double Life, The Narrows, Second Things, Belated Heavens, The Net, From Nothing, and Blood Labors, which the New York Times and Washington Independent Review of Books named one of the Best Poetry Books of the year. He is the author of the critical studies Awake in America, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, and On Serious Earth, as well as the editor of The Book of Irish American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Light in Hand: Selected Early Poems of Lola Ridge, Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play: Essays on the Practice and the Arts (with Pimone Triplett), and To the Many: Collected Early Works of Lola Ridge. His collection, The Stone in the Air, is a suite of versions from the German of Paul Celan (Salmon Poetry, 2018). Among his awards are the Massachusetts Book Award in Poetry, “The Discovery/The Nation Award,” The Robert Penn Warren Award, the Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, and creative writing fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Emerson College in Boston.
Wang Jiaxin is a renowned Chinese poet, editor, and translator. He received the inaugural Ai Qing Poetry Award in China in 2022 and has published seven books of poetry as well as one book in English: Darkening Mirror, translated by George O’Connell and Diana Shi (Tebot Bach, 2016). He has translated Celan and Dickinson.
Carol Moldaw is the author of Beauty Refracted, a poetry collection (Four Way Books 2018); The Widening, a short novel; The Lightning Field, which won The FIELD Prize; and a chapbook, Through the Window, which was published as Pencereden in Istanbul, in a bi-lingual Turkish-English edition. Moldaw is the recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer’s Residency. Her book So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems, was shortlisted for the PEN Southwest Book Award (2011). Moldaw grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. From 2005-2008 Moldaw was on the faculty of Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low-residency M.F.A. program, and she has conducted residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, taught at the College of Santa Fe and in the MFA program at Naropa University, as well as Bucknell’s Stadler Center for Poetry. In the spring of 2011 she served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University. Moldaw teaches privately and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.