Voice of Burmese Poetry: ko ko thett

This is a bit outside the “China” focus of our list, but it’s a special event that we would like to advertise as broadly as possible. If you are in the neighborhood, please try to attend.–Kirk


Voice of Burmese Poetry: ko ko thett

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University present a public talk and performance by ko ko thett, internationally known Burmese poet, on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Postle Hall, Room 1184 (305 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, Ohio).

ko ko thett, author of The Burden of Being Burmese and co-editor of Bones Will Crow, the first volume of contemporary Burmese poetry in English translation, will introduce currents in Burmese poetry and perform poetry in Burmese and English. The reading will include an overview of poetry in Myanmar today. Introduction by Professor Mark Bender, Chair, DEALL.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit the EASC website.

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