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THE FIRST IN THE “REYNOLDS SERIES: HONORING THE SANDHILL CRANE MIGRATION TRIBUTE RETREAT” MARCH 7-15 AT UNK.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney will host a literary reading by internationally acclaimed poet and prose author Wang Ping, on Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Frank House, located on the UNK West Campus.
Ping, who was born in China and came to the United States in 1985, is an English professor at Macalester College. She
bests known as the author of “The Magic Whip,” “The Last Communist Virgin” and “American Visa.”
Her presentation, which is free and open to the public, opens the Reynolds Series: Honoring the Sandhill Crane Migration Tribute Retreat taking place March 7-15 at UNK.
Ping noted: “China has a long tradition of honoring cranes as a celestial bird that symbolizes longevity, fidelity immorality and freedom, because of its beauty, grace, power, its immigration that flows with the cycles of the land and seasons.
“I’m extremely excited to be part of the crane festival at UNK and to witness the Sandhill cranes for the first time,” she said. “The cranes will teach me how to persevere, how to live in harmony with myself and with nature. I’ll photograph and videotape the birds and the land, and write poems in their honor.”