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Keynote poetry reading

April 17TH, 7PM
FREE ADMISSION

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ROOM 225/229

150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112

Pulitzer Prize finalists, Forrest Gander and Arthur Sze as well as Santa Clara County Poet Laureate emeritus, Sally Ashton and poet Michael Tod Edgerton gather to read their award winning poetry live in MLK Library.

ARTHUR SZE

FORREST GANDER

Arthur Sze   :  Poet and translator, Winner of the 2013 Jackson Prize from Poets & Writers magazine and a Finalist for a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his collection  Compass Rose . Born in New York City to Chinese immigrant parents, Sze attended M.I.T. a math and science major, then dropped out to study poetry at U.C. Berkeley. Was the first poet laureate of his hometown, Santa Fe, NM, and his taught poetry in schools, prisons, and Indian Reservations across the Southwest. Professor emeritus at the Institute for American Indian Arts.

Arthur Sze: Poet and translator, Winner of the 2013 Jackson Prize from Poets & Writers magazine and a Finalist for a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his collection Compass Rose. Born in New York City to Chinese immigrant parents, Sze attended M.I.T. a math and science major, then dropped out to study poetry at U.C. Berkeley. Was the first poet laureate of his hometown, Santa Fe, NM, and his taught poetry in schools, prisons, and Indian Reservations across the Southwest. Professor emeritus at the Institute for American Indian Arts.

Forrest Gander   :  A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection  Core Samples from the World , Gander grew up in Virginia, attended William & Mary, studying both geology and English. Taught at Harvard and Brown, where he is a Professor Emeritus. Considered one of the nation’s leading ecopoets. Gander is experienced addressing poems and essays that add a Humanities perspective to discussions of nature and climate science. Also experienced teaching poetry in the schools.

Forrest Gander: A finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection Core Samples from the World, Gander grew up in Virginia, attended William & Mary, studying both geology and English. Taught at Harvard and Brown, where he is a Professor Emeritus. Considered one of the nation’s leading ecopoets. Gander is experienced addressing poems and essays that add a Humanities perspective to discussions of nature and climate science. Also experienced teaching poetry in the schools.