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We look forward to seeing you this September at &Now: Points of Convergence!
Registration is now open. Please visit Ticketspice to reserve your pass and order boxed lunches.
Complete conference details, including travel, accessibility, and technology information, can be found at the conference website: andnowfestival.com.
General Inquiries: andnowfestival2019@gmail.com.
Registration questions: iasinfo@uw.edu.


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Zhang Er

Zhang Er, poet and opera librettist, was born in Beijing and moved to US in 1986. She is the author of six collections of poetry in Chinese, most recently Closest to You (2017). Her most recent book in English translation, First Mountain (2018), a collaborative work with American poet Joseph Donahue, is from Zephyr Press, which also published her selected poems in two bilingual collections, So Translating Rivers and Cities and Verses on Bird. She co-edited and participated in the translation of the bilingual volume, Another Kind of Nation: an Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry (Talisman House Publishers). She writes opera libretti in English for American composers; Moon in the Mirror (with music by Stephen Dembski) was premiered in NYC in 2015; Fiery Jade, Cai Yan (music by Gregory Youtz) was premiered at Pacific Lutheran University in 2016. She teaches at The Evergreen State College.