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Xue Di: Across Borders Poetry Reading

Sunday, June 23, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Award-winning Chinese poet Xue Di (雪迪) (pronounced shway-dee) presents a multi-media, bilingual poetry reading and casual talk. Coming of age under Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-77), which suppressed all literary works, Xue Di came across forbidden poems and became determined to be a poet as a young boy. His strikingly intense lyricism is deeply connected to a yearning shared by all humanity.

The poet will read his poems in the Chinese original, followed by English translations read by American poet Jonathan Wells. Xue Di will take questions from the audience and will offer comments and perspectives in English to heighten understanding about China and its people, and poetry in the East.

Refreshments will be served after the reading, and Xue Di will sign copies of his books which will be available for purchase.

 

Co-sponsored by the library and The Princeton Festival.

Details

Date:
Sunday, June 23
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://princetonfestival.org/event/2019-poetry-xue-di/

Venue

Community Room – First Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Phone:
609-924-9529

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Event
Staff Contact
Janie Hermann
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Book brunch set up
Summary
Award-winning Chinese poet Xue Di (雪迪) (pronounced shway-dee) presents a multi-media, bilingual poetry reading and casual talk. Coming of age under Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-77), which suppressed all literary works, Xue Di came across forbidden poems and became determined to be a poet as a young boy. His strikingly intense lyricism is deeply connected to a yearning shared by all humanity.The poet will read his poems in the Chinese original, followed by English translations read by American poet Jonathan Wells. Xue Di will take questions from the audience and will offer comments and perspectives in English to heighten understanding about China and its people, and poetry in the East.Refreshments will be served after the reading, and Xue Di will sign copies of his books which will be available for purchase.
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The Princeton Festival
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Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
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Adult
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