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Poetry and Music: Mi Jialu:“Deep Breaths”

Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Mi Jialu, associate professor in the departments of English and World Languages and Cultures at the College of New Jersey, reads from “Deep Breaths,” his recent bilingual book of poetry, with Chinese music accompaniment. The reading will be accompanied by the “Welcoming Tides” rock band led by Dr. Yingchao Zhang and English voiced by alto Dee Dee Miles.

“Deep Breaths,” a collection of poems written during the past 37 years, was published in Taiwan and is divided into three parts in reverse chronological order. Books will be available for purchase and signing by Dr. Mi after the reading.

Mi Jialu (original name Jiayan Mi) is the author of several books about Chinese poetry, literature, and film. He lives in Princeton with his family.

 

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Date:
Thursday, November 7
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

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Hannah Schmidl
Summary
Mi Jialu, associate professor in the departments of English and World Languages and Cultures at the College of New Jersey, reads from his recent bilingual book of poetry with Chinese music accompaniment."Deep Breaths" a collection of poems written during the past 37 years was published in Taiwan and is divided into three parts in reverse chronological order.The reading will be accompanied the "Welcoming Tides" rock band led by Yingchao Zhang and alto Dee Dee Miles.Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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100
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Adult
Notes
Professor and poet Mi Jialu reads from his recent book of poetry "Deep Breaths," with Chinese music accompaniment."Deep Breaths" by Mi Jialu is a Chinese–English bilingual collection of poems written during his past thirty-seven years (1981-2018) and was published by Showwe Press in Taiwan. This volume is divided into three parts in reverse chronological order.The first part is titled “Verses from the Sky’s Edge” and includes the poems he wrote between the years of 1996 and 2018 when he crossed the Pacific Ocean to study for his doctoral degree at the University of California at Davis and then began working at The College of New Jersey.The second part is titled “Cloud Divination at Mount Gele” and includes the poems he wrote between the years of 1985-1995 when he finished college and started to teach, then went to Beijing University to study for his MA degree in Comparative Literature, and then moved to study at CUHK.The third part is titled “Flashes of Youth” and includes the poems he wrote during his undergraduate studies at SISU between 1981 and 1984.This Chinese-English bilingual edition was co-translated by Jennifer Feeley, Matt Turner, Lucas Klein, Michael M. Day and Feng Yi.The reading event will be accompanied the "Welcoming Tides" rock band led by Yingchao Zhang and alto Dee Dee Miles.Mi Jialu (original name Jiayan Mi) is the author of "Self-Fashioning and Reflexive Modernity in Modern Chinese Poetry, 1919-1949" (2004) and "Chinese Ecocinema in the Age of Environmental Challenge" (2009, co-edited with Sheldon Lu) and the editor of "Poetry Across Oceans: An Anthology of Chinese American Diaspora Poetry" (2014); "The Dao and the Routes: Mirage and Transfiguration in East-West Poetics" (2017) and "The Dao and the Routes: Enchantment and Spectrality in East-West Poetics" (2017). He is completing a book project in English titled “Heteroscape: Topography and Poetics of Navigation in Modern Chinese literature, Art and Film” to be published by Brill. A graduate of Sichuan International Studies Univesity (BA), Beijing University (MA), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Ph. D) and the University of California at Davis (Ph. D), he is Associate Professor in the departments of English and World Languages & Cultures at The College of New Jersey. He is the Director of the Chinese Program at the college. He lives in Princeton with his family.Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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