Wendy Xu leads a group thinking-through of a poem by Bei Dao, followed by a short reading of her own work.
This free, participatory event (taking place via Zoom) features Wendy Xu, one of our favorite poets, leading an intimate, virtual group reading-through/thinking through of Bei Dao‘s “Black Map” (trans. Eliot Weinberger). Neither explicitly teaching nor explaining, our special guest poet will serve as your expert tour-guide to explore this featured poem as a group.
The event will last about an hour and conclude with a brief reading of poetry by our special guest poet.
Read more about Xu’s book, The Past, here.