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Free Verse: Bei Dao and Eliot Weinberger


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Bei Dao, the foremost of China’s Misty Poets, will visit for a reading of his work on April 3 with translator-writer Eliot Weinberger. Exiled since the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989, Bei Dao, is internationally acclaimed for poetry and fiction offering a lyricism that blends loss and hope to become a voice of conscience for the world. Weinberger, who will read Bei Dao’s wrok as well as his own, is the author of Karmic Traces (2000), an acerbically witty and politically engaged volume of essays. His translation credits include Dao’s work as well as The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges’ Selected Non-Fiction.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age.