Arthur Sze


Born
New York City, NY, The United States
Genre


Arthur Sze (b. 1950 New York City) is a second-generation Chinese American poet.

Sze was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of eight books of poetry. His own poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Paris Review, Field, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, and Turkish.

He was a Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University, a Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary Baldwin College, and has conducted residencies at Brown University, Bard College, and Naropa University. He is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts and is the first poet
...more

Average rating: 4.07 · 568 ratings · 62 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Redshifting Web: New & ...

4.25 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sight Lines

3.73 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Quipu

4.22 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Compass Rose

3.97 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ginkgo Light

4.05 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Archipelago

4.13 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating
Silk Dragon: Translations f...

4.15 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
River River

4.60 avg rating — 10 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dazzled

4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1982
Rate this book
Clear rating
Chinese Writers on Writing

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Arthur Sze…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Unpacking a Globe

I gaze at the Pacific and don’t expect
to ever see the heads on Easter Island,

though I guess at sunlight rippling
the yellow grasses sloping to shore;

yesterday a doe ate grass in the orchard:
it lifted its ears and stopped eating

when it sensed us watching from
a glass hallway—in his sleep, a veteran

sweats, defusing a land mine.
On the globe, I mark the Battle of

the Coral Sea—no one frets at that now.
A poem can never be too dark,

I nod and, staring at the Kenai, hear
ice breaking up along an inlet;

yesterday a coyote trotted across
my headlights and turned his head

but didn’t break stride; that’s how
I want to live on this planet:

alive to a rabbit at a glass door—
and flower where there is no flower.”
Arthur Sze

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Imprinted Life: Arthur Sze's "The Ginkgo Light" 4 9 Mar 05, 2014 11:43PM  
The History Book ...: SECOND WORLD WAR - THE LIBERATION TRILOGY - GLOSSARY - PART TWO ~ (SPOILER THREAD) 208 265 Feb 08, 2015 07:54AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Arthur to Goodreads.