Yunte Huang will be in residence at Cal State LA in April 2006. Huang's visit is made possible by the Virginia E. Smith Endowment for Poetry and Poetics.
Huang will offer a free poetry reading, open to the public, on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30pm in Salazar Hall C260.
Yunte Huang came to the U.S. in 1991 after graduating from Peking University with a B.A. in English. He received his Ph.D. from the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo in 1999 and taught as an
Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University from 1999-2003. He is the author of CRIBS (Tinfish Press, 2005), Transpacific Displacement: Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature (University of California Press, 2002), and Shi: A Radical Reading of Chinese Poetry (Roof Books, 1997). He is also the translator into Chinese of Ezra Pound's The Pisan Cantos.
Huang is currently an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches twentieth-century American poetry and transpacific literature. He just completed a new book, 'The Deadly Space Between': Literature and History in the Age of Transpacific Imagination, and is working on a poetic memoir about his life in Alabama.
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.