Zack reading at Notre Dame de Namur University
Selected Invited Talks
"The Influence of East Asian Literature on Western Poetry," First Asian Literature Festival, Gwangju, South Korea, November 2017.
"Learning from Writers You Hate," University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA, July 2017.
“From Translation to Performance: Colette Uncensored,” American Literary Translators Association annual conference, Oakland, California, 2016.
“How to Be an American Writer,” Catamaran Writers Conference, Pebble Beach, California, 2016.
“Translating Colette: A Writer for Every Stage of Life,” Department of Modern Languages, University of Oklahoma, 2015.
“Tanka: History and Form,” for MFA students at University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014.
“How Not to Become an Arts Dropout,” for graduating MFA students at California Institute of Integral Studies, 2012.
“It Takes a Planet to Make a Poem,” Third Seoul International Forum on Literature, South Korea; 2011.
“The Role of Performance in Contemporary Poetry in the U.S.A.,” Seoul National University English Department, South Korea; 2011.
“Writing and Singing the Ghazal,” for MFA students, California Institute of Integral Studies; 2010.
“Translating Marcel Pagnol’s Marius,” for panel at conference of Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Atlanta, 2007.
“June Jordan as a New World Poet,” class at UC Berkeley English Department; November 2003.
“Neruda’s ‘Oda a la sal:’ Democratic Magic in His Later Poems,” University of California, Berkeley; Spanish Department; March 2002.
Dora Maar House Virtual Salon; Ménerbes, France
Solstice MFA Program, Pine Manor College
Reading tour of Italy, spring 2018, including Caffe Letterario Le Murate, Florence; and The American Corner, Trieste
Western Michigan University
February 2018, Kalamazoo MI
January 2018, San Rafael CA
Notre Dame de Namur University
February 2017, Belmont CA
University of Alaska Anchorage
July 2016, Anchorage AK
October 2015, San Francisco
April 2015, Northfield MN
University of Oklahoma
April 2015, Norman OK
Page Meets Stage (with Sarah Kay)
May 2014, New York NY
Gold Mine Saloon
October 2013, New Orleans LA
Seoul International Forum on Literature
May 2011, South Korea
Branford College, Yale University
October 2008, New Haven CT
Cornelia Street Cafe
October 2008, New York NY
Lunch Poems Reading Series
October 2005, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA
Reading tour of Korea, January 2005
English Language and Literature Association of Korea conference in Gwangju, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Seoul, and Kyungpook National University in Daegu
Bowery Poets Club
July 2002, New York NY
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State U.
Videotaped for the American Poetry Archives
October 1999, San Francisco CA
Hart House, University of Toronto
July 1985, Toronto, Canada
Columbia University Maison Française
March 1984, New York NY
Librairie La Pensée Sauvage
July 1980, Paris, France