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  • Published: 15 April 2007
  • ISBN: 9781590304259
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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The Poetry Of Zen


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Sam Hamill and J. P. Seaton showcase the rich variety of Zen poetry from China and Japan by men and women, monks, royalty, and laypeople, from the beginnings of Zen to the early twentieth century.

In this compact paperback edition, Sam Hamill and J. P. Seaton showcase the rich variety of Zen poetry from China and Japan by men and women, monks, royalty, and laypeople, from the beginnings of Zen to the early twentieth century. Hamill - the founding editor of Copper Canyon Press - and Seaton - a leading expert on Chinese poetry in America - provide introductions that set the poets and their work in historical and philosophical context.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2007
  • ISBN: 9781590304259
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback

About the Author

Sam Hamill

SAM HAMILL is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, essays, and translations from the classical Chinese and Japanese, ancient Greek, Latin, and other languages. He has been a recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. He lives near Port Townsend, Washington.

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