The Creative Writing Program's Spring 2021 Visiting Writers Series continues Thursday, March 18, with a virtual event featuring poet Arthur Sze, author of the forthcoming collection of new and selected poems, The Glass Constellation. Sze will be in conversation with Mason MFA students Emily Green and Martin Mitchell for the event, which begins at 7 p.m. on Crowdcast and is open to the public.
Arthur Sze has published ten books of poetry, including Sight Lines (2019), which received the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry; 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, selected for the Balcones Poetry Prize and the Asian-American Literary Award; and Archipelago (1995), selected for an American Book Award. His new and collected poems, The Glass Constellation, will be published by Copper Canyon Press in April 2021. He has also published one book of Chinese poetry translations, The Silk Dragon (2001). Sze is the recipient of many honors, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing fellowships. He is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
The Visiting Writers series is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in conjunction with Mason’s University Libraries. Books will be for sale through One More Page Books in Arlington, VA.
Additional events ahead in this year's Visiting Writers Series:
March 11, 2021