12 Facts About Arthur Sze


Arthur Sze is an American poet, translator, and professor.

FactSnippet No. 601,585

Arthur Sze's ninth collection Compass Rose was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

FactSnippet No. 601,586

Arthur Sze was the first Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he resides and is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

FactSnippet No. 601,587

Arthur Sze is a second-generation Chinese American, born in New York City on December 1, 1950.

FactSnippet No. 601,588

Arthur Sze was raised in Queens and Garden City on Long Island.

FactSnippet No. 601,589

Between 1968 and 1970, Arthur Sze attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

FactSnippet No. 601,590

Arthur Sze's poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and the Virginia Quarterly Review, and have been translated into Albanian, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Romanian, and Turkish.

FactSnippet No. 601,591

Arthur Sze has authored eight books of poetry, including Compass Rose.

FactSnippet No. 601,592

Arthur Sze 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.

FactSnippet No. 601,593

Arthur Sze is a professor emeritus at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is the first poet laureate of Santa Fe and has won three grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry.

FactSnippet No. 601,594

In 2012, Arthur Sze was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

FactSnippet No. 601,595

French notes that Arthur Sze's poems "are complex in thought and perception; in language, however, they have the cool clarity of porcelain.

FactSnippet No. 601,596