10 Facts About Arthur Sze


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


Arthur Sze was a Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University in St Louis, a Doenges Visiting Artist at Mary Baldwin College, and has conducted residencies at Brown University, Bard College, and Naropa University.


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.


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