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Seeking Peace Through Poetry and Politics Highlights Creighton’s Second Annual Non-Western Culture Event

Seeking Peace Through Poetry and Politics Highlights Creighton’s Second Annual Non-Western Culture Event

Chinese poetry and politics takes center stage during Creighton’s second annual non-western culture event April 11 to April 24. This year’s theme is “Seeking Peace: Poetic and Political Visions of the Asian World.”

Creighton’s Department of English and the Justice and Peace Studies Program are bringing in two guests lectures, Chinese poet Luye and visiting political scientist Dae-Sook Suh. The two week event will help the Creighton community experience Asian culture through two weeks of photography exhibitions, lectures, poetry readings, translations activities and film nights.

The complete schedule for the 2nd Annual Non-western Cultural Event at Creighton can be found at: http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/ncw/non-western.htm.

Chinese poet Luye was recently ranked first among Chinese younger poets by the Chinese Writers Association. While at Creighton, she will participate in a two-week residency where she will visit creative writing classes and work with Creighton students on the translation of several of her poems. Luye has been working with poet Susan Aizenberg, associate professor of English, on translating one another’s poems into English and Chinese respectively and will participate in a bilingual poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Skutt Student Center.

Political scientist Dae-Sook Suh conducts research in comparative politics of Asia and focuses on issues of reunification, particularly in Korea. While visiting, Suh will present his talk on “The Conflict and Peace in the Korean Peninsula” on April 20 in the Spillane Reading Room, located in the Administration Building.

Both Luye and Suh will be featured at an event on April 20, set up in a talk show style, to explore the relationship between poetic and political visions of peace in China, Korea and here in the United States.

Posted: 4/10/06