Schwarcz Reads From New Book of Poems

Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, professor of history, professor of government and chair and director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, offered a poetry reading and informal discussion March 31 in Russell House. Her new book of poems, Chisel of Memory (2009) is a personal collection which blends Chinese and Jewish themes in an original way.

Vera Schwarcz, the Mansfield Freeman Professor of East Asian Studies, professor of history, professor of government and chair and director of the Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, offered a poetry reading and informal discussion March 31 in Russell House. Her new book of poems Chisel of Memory (2009) is a personal collection, which blends Chinese and Jewish themes in an original way. Pictured with her in the photo is Robert Rennie McQuilkin.

SchwarczBorn in Romania trained as a sinologist, she brings to poetry an ear attuned to history, memory and the grace of unexpected discovery. (Photos by Andy Zhou '09)

Born in Romania trained as a sinologist, Schwarcz brings a poetic ear attuned to history, memory and the grace of unexpected discovery. (Photos by Andy Zhou '09)