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What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop
$15.00
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Jan.22.1998
  • 9780938077923
  • Parallax Press

Gary gives an overview of the book:

By 1992, I had noted the revival of spiritual poetry ("devotional poetry") such as Coleman Barks' Rumi — more or less absent since the Industrial Revolution — and also all the poetry being published since 1950 ("beat") up to the present ("hiphop") influenced by Buddhism and so began gathering instances from newsletters, books, readings, friends, events, etc. The result: 350 contributions from 125 people: haiku, performance art, diaries, sonnets, mindwriting, etc. by kids, veterans, Nobel laureates, poets, monks, priests, etc.   Noted actor, Redroom author, and old ally from the '60s, Peter Coyote wrote a splendid introduction, and Jane Hirshfield, Robert Creeley, Jerome Rothenberg, and Walter Lew graced it with superb apothegms.   Three or four printings later, it's now only available new through print-on-demand from Amazon,...
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By 1992, I had noted the revival of spiritual poetry ("devotional poetry") such as Coleman Barks' Rumi — more or less absent since the Industrial Revolution — and also all the poetry being published since 1950 ("beat") up to the present ("hiphop") influenced by Buddhism and so began gathering instances from newsletters, books, readings, friends, events, etc. The result: 350 contributions from 125 people: haiku, performance art, diaries, sonnets, mindwriting, etc. by kids, veterans, Nobel laureates, poets, monks, priests, etc.

 

Noted actor, Redroom author, and old ally from the '60s, Peter Coyote wrote a splendid introduction, and Jane Hirshfield, Robert Creeley, Jerome Rothenberg, and Walter Lew graced it with superb apothegms.

 

Three or four printings later, it's now only available new through print-on-demand from Amazon, but renewed interest might sway the publisher to bring out more copies ...

 

I also wove a web adjunct: http://word.to/whatweb.html, but prefer the inkstained deadtree component much better.

 

Hear the voice of the Buddha & the voice of the Bard as one. Here, here!

 

[ ... that jay out my window, just now, conjugated the German imperfect form of To Be, i hear it swallowing the whole universe ... ]

 

 

 

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The Google Books version ... with much of the book there since the book is technically out of print now

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