Arthur Sze

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Arthur Sze has published 12 books of poetry, including The Glass Constellation; Sight Lines, which won the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry; Compass Rose, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Ginkgo Light, winner of a PEN Southwest Book Award and a Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Award;& Quipu; The Redshifting Web, selected for a Balcones Poetry Prize and an Asian American Literary Award; and Archipelago, selected for an American Book Award. He published a book of Chinese poetry translations, The Silk Dragon, which was selected for a Western States Book Award, and edited Chinese Writers on Writing. His collection of bilingual Chinese/English poems, Pig’s Heaven Inn, was published in Beijing.

Sze is the recipient of many honors, including the 2021 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, a 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 Creative Writing Fellowships, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, and five grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. A former chancellor of the Academy of American Poets (2012–2017) 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.


Arthur Sze elsewhere on Lannan.org

Arthur Sze, (Literary: Awards, Fellowships, and Grants)
Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge with Arthur Sze, (Events)


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