Naropa University and the Creative Writing & Poetics department were honored to host author and translator Bill Porter (Red Pine) as the Spring 2024 Lenz Distinguished Lecturer.

Renowned author and translator, Bill Porter, known by his pen name Red Pine, shared the timeless wisdom of Chinese poets Cold Mountain (寒山),  Stonehouse (石屋), Tao Yuanming (陶淵明), and  Xin Qiji (辛棄疾).

He delved into their lives, his initial attraction to their poetry, his journey as a translator to echo their voices, and their ability to convey the transcendent through everyday elements.

The event took place on Thursday, April 4 // 7:00 – 9:00 pm MST // In-person and Live Online.