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Arthur Sze

Arthur Sze has published ten books of original poetry, including Compass Rose (2014), which was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist, as well as The Ginkgo Light (2009), selected for the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Book Award, Quipu (2005), The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 (1998), selected for the Balcones Poetry Prize and the Asian-American Literary Award, Archipelago (1995), selected for an American Book Award, and one book of Chinese poetry translations, The Silk Dragon (2001), selected for the Western States Book Award. Sze is the recipient of many honors, including the Jackson Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writer’s 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. His poems have been translated into a dozen languages, including Chinese, Dutch, German, Korean, and Spanish. Sze was born in New York City and currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was the first poet laureate of Santa Fe (2006-2008) and is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts. In 2012, he became a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.


Jackson Poetry Prize, 2013

Western States Book Award for Translation, 2002 for The Silk Dragon

Asian American Literary Award in Poetry, 1999 for The Redshifting Web

Balcones Poetry Prize, 1999 for The Redshifting Web

American Book Award, 1998 for Archipelago

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