Aku Wuwu 阿库乌雾, well-known Nuosu 诺苏语 poet of the Yi 彝 ethnic group, will be speaking at the Ohio State University on September 24 (7:00-9:00 p.m., Hagerty Hall 388, Columbus, OH), to promote Tiger Traces, edited with Mark Bender.
Unique among Yi poets, he writes in both Chinese and Nuosu. He will respond to various questions about his experience growing up in southern Sichuan, the craft of writing and performing poetry, the significance of mother tongue literature and local knowledge, and the contemporary ethnic poetry gatherings held Chengdu tea houses and other venues.
The talk will be conducted primarily in Chinese, though English translation will be available. For more information, click the image above.