Aku Wuwu poetry evening

bender-book2Time: 7:00-9:00pm, September 24, Wednesday
Place: Hagerty Hall 388, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Prof. Qingchun Luo (Aku Wuwu) from the Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu, China is a well-known poet of the Nuosu branch of the Yi ethnic group. Almost unique among the contemporary Yi poets, he writes in both Chinese and Nuosu Yi language. In this talk, he will respond to various questions about his experience growing up in the Liangshan mountains of southern Sichuan province, the craft of writing and performing poetry, the significance of mother tongue literature and local knowledge, and the contemporary ethnic poetry gatherings held Chengdu tea houses and other venues. This talk will be conducted primarily in Chinese, though English translation will be available.

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