New England Review is pleased to present, along with partners in the departments of Chinese and Literary Studies, the amazingly accomplished and versatile poet, translator, and zheng harpist Fiona Sze-Lorrain. She’ll read from and discuss her new collection of poetry, The Ruined Elegance, and her translations of Chinese poetry, in particular Sea Summit, the new collection by Yi Lu. We first met Fiona through her translations of Yin Lichuan, which we published in 36.2.
Doors open at 7 for reception with light refreshments; the reading begins at 7:30. Books, cocktails, and other beverages will be available to purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us at 51 Main at the Bridge, in Middlebury!
Fiona Sze-Lorrain’s latest poetry collection, The Ruined Elegance (Princeton University Press, 2015), was named by Library Journal as one of its “Best Books 2015: Poetry” and was a finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Sea Summit (Milkweed Editions, 2015), her book of translations by the Chinese poet Yi Lu was shortlisted for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. Sze-Lorrain works in English, French, and Chinese, and serves as an editor at Vif Éditions, an independent press in Paris. She is also an accomplished zheng harpist.
Sponsored by the Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature, New England Review, and the Program in Literary Studies at Middlebury College.