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UNK- Award-winning poet Arthur Sze will open the fall Reynolds Readers and Writers series on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus Thursday, Sept. 11.
He will read his poetry beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall Room 142. The event is free and open to the public. A short reception and book signing will follow the presentation; books will be available for purchase.
Sze is the first poet laureate for Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico, as a state, does not have a poet laureate.
Among the awards he was won are the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Book Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, two National Endowment for the arts Creative Writing fellowships, a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation fellowship and three grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. A second-generation Chinese American, Sze is also a translator, and he has won the Western States Bank Award for Translation.
He received his degree from the University of California – Berkley and is the author of eight books of poetry, including “The Ginkgo Light,” “Quipu,” “The Redshifting Web: Poems,” “Archipelago,” “River River,” “Dazzled,” “Two Ravens” and “The Willow Wind.”
The Reynolds Readers and Writers series, which brings literary arts events to UNK, Kearney and Central Nebraska, is directed by Allison Hedge Coke.