978-0-8021-3407-3 • $14.00 • Paperback • Jan. 1995
Eastern Religion & Philosophy
This superb anthology, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind to appear in English, is the work of an American poet and a Japanese scholar. Their collaboration has rendered translations both precise and sublime, and their selection, which spans 1,500 years, from the early T’ang dynasty to the present day, includes many poems that have never before been translated into English.
Ranging from Chinese poetry of enlightenment and death to the quintessential Zen art of haiku, from the celebrated poems of the Japanese masters to an impressive selection of poems by Shinkichi Takahashi, Japan’s greatest contemporary Zen poet, this collection offers us the profound wealth and scope of Zen poetry in all its beauty and clarity.