Fall 2019 Lamont Poet Arthur Sze

Phillips Exeter Academy  opens its 2019-2020 Lamont Poetry Series on Wednesday, November 6th with a reading by award-winning poet and translator Arthur Sze.

Sze is the author of nine books of poetry, including Compass Rose (2014); The Ginkgo Light (2009); Quipu (2005); and The Redshifting Web (1998). He is also the translator of The Silk Dragon: Translations from the Chinese and editor of Chinese Writers on Writing.

Sze has received numerous awards and honors, including an American Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, a Western States Book Award for Translation, grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and fellowships from the Howard Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sze is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and was the first poet laureate of Sante Fe, New Mexico. Educated at the University of California-Berkeley, Sze has been the Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University, the Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary Baldwin College, and spent residencies at universities such as Brown, Bard College, and the Naropa Institute.

The reading will be held at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is free and open to the public.