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Watch: US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith at The Bookworm

In case you missed our poetry event last month headlined by the current U.S. poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, here’s a video from that night’s proceedings. (Excuse us for the camera placement at the start, we got it fixed very quickly!)

Here’s a rundown of the poems that were read, with timestamps corresponding to the above video:

6:10: Simon Shieh – Little Snow
13:00: Kassy Lee – Master of Beijing; 14:50 – Every 28 Hours, A New Name for Bloodred
17:30: Anthony Tao – That Absent Person | WATCH
23:00: Ming Di – Between Here and There (from “River Merchant’s Wife”); 25:40 – Looking for Maya
31:50: Mario Bojorquez, several poems
49:20: Yi Lei – Love’s Dance (情舞)
50:40: Introduction to Tracy K. Smith
53:10: Tracy K. Smith, several poems | WATCH

Event host Anthony Tao wrote about Smith’s visit to Beijing for SupChina, which you can read here.

Notification: Tracy K. Smith Reading This Thursday at Beijing Union University, with Xi Chuan and Ouyang Jianghe

If you missed Monday night’s event at The Bookworm — it was a good one, with a packed house; we’ll post pictures and videos shortly (UPDATE: here) — there’s another chance to catch US poet laureate Tracy K. Smith in Beijing. She’s reading with nine others this Thursday at 9:40 am at Beijing Union University 北京联合大学. Free.

Included in the lineup are renowned Chinese poets Xi Chuan and Ouyang Jianghe (one of the “Five Masters from Sichuan”), and American poets Kevin Young and John Yau.

Click here for more information, including a list of readers.


Room 418, Rongchuang Building, College of Applied Arts and Science, Beijing Union University
北京联合大学(学院路校区)应用文理学院融创大厦418多功能厅Near Beitucheng subway station, Line 10.


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