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Sze, Arthur

Overview
Works: 74 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 3,314 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Pictorial works  Musical settings  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Compiler, Editor, Translator, Signer, Lyricist, Other
Classifications: PS3569.Z38, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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The redshifting web : poems 1970-1998 by Arthur Sze( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
The Redshifting Web spans more than a quarter-century of published work and makes available for the first time the full range of Sze's poetry. It includes selections from five previous books as well as a generous selection of new poems. --Copper Canyon Press. Sze is the kind of poet I have hoped for all my life: he possesses the gravity of the great Chinese poets of the T'ang, the levity of a Japanese Zen master, along with a voice that is wholly contemporary. He is a master of description of the natural world. With typical modesty, he can refer to his many travels and his absorption of many cultures in a totally unaffected way. This book is a landmark and a signpost. --Carolyn Kizer. Sze composes an elegant, quietly intense, very human, beautiful poetry, one that is remarkable for its commitment to metaphor and musical language. I consider him to be one of the foremost poets of his generation. He is wise, intelligent, a joy to be with and to read. --Quincy Troupe
The silk dragon : translations from the Chinese by Arthur Sze( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"The Silk Dragon presents the vitality, diversity, and power of the Chinese poetic tradition, ranging from such Tang dynasty masters as Wang Wei, Li Po, and Tu Fu to contemporary poets Wen I-to and Yen Chen. Although Sze calls translation an "impossible task," his introduction nevertheless provides a unique glimpse into exactly how he translates a poem - from the first rough, literal draft to the finished poem."--Jacket
Archipelago by Arthur Sze( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Quipu by Arthur Sze( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
"Sze's poems, long admired for fusing science, history, philosophy, and anthropology, are full of imaginative rigor and urgency; they make us envision the marvels and terrors of our contemporary world. His lines and rhythms are taut, sensuous, and mesmerizing; nouns become verbs - "where is a passion that orchids the body?"--And what appears solid and stable may actually be fluid, volatile. Arthur Sze harnesses the precarious, charged particulars of our lives and, through his luminous language, makes enduring and breathtaking poetry."--Jacket
The ginkgo light by Arthur Sze( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The poet extends the metaphor of a ginkgo tree that survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima to explore the meaning of survival and perseverance
Arthur Sze ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Mr. Sze read from The Redshifting Web: Poems 1970-1998 on April 1, 1997
Compass Rose by Arthur Sze( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
"Mei-mei Berssenbrugge was born in Peking, China, in 1947, and grew up in Massachusetts. She is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Fish Souls, Summits Move with the Tide, Random Possessions, Sphericity, and The four year old girl ... Ms. Berssenbrugge has received fellowships from the NEA and two American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation. She read on April 1, 1999"--Container
Chinese writers on writing ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
"With more than half the works appearing in English for the first time, this is the first collection that brings together material by writers reflecting on their work, processes, and challenges of writing under China's political system"--Provided by publisher
An archaeology of architecture : photowriting the built environment by Dennis Tedlock( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
This work combines photography of both commercial and vernacular architecture around the world in a series of short essays examining what structures can reveal about their pasts and the present. The author's contribution as photographer/ethnographer provides a unique anthropological perspective to the observation that all buildings reflect a story that leads from construction through occupation to abandonment
Dazzled by Arthur Sze( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
River river by Arthur Sze( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
The Willow wind : [translations from the Chinese and poems by Arthur Sze( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Spanish and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Mercury rising : featuring contemporary poetry from Taiwan ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Includes poems, stories, and plays by various authors, and photographs of the Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre (performance of The Mythology of angels)
Two ravens by Arthur Sze( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
The unfolding center by Arthur Sze( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
"The Unfolding Center" is a collaboration between visual artist Susan York and poet Arthur Sze. For this project, York has created 11 diptychs comprised of 22 densely layered graphite drawings, which are interleaved with Sze's extended polyvocal poem
A green pine by Peter Garland( score )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Silk road : for soprano and percussionist by Dun Tan( score )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The redshifting web : poems 1970-1997 by Arthur Sze( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Redshifting Web New & Selected Poems by Arthur Sze( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive collection by one of the most intensely musical and visionary poets writing today
 
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Alternative Names
Arthur Sze Poet
Languages
English (74)
Spanish (1)
German (1)
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