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The Poem Behind the Poem

Translating Asian Poetry

The Poem Behind the Poem( )
Editor: Stewart, Frank
Contribution by: Snyder, Gary
Hirshfield, Jane
Balaban, John
Barnstone, Tony
Merwin, W. S.
Yeh, Michelle
Seaton, J. P.
Sze, Arthur
Barnstone, Willis
Grosjean, Ok-Koo Kang
Bender, Mark
Kim, Susie Jie Young
Lowitz, Leza
McCullough, Ken
Oketani, Shogo
Sato, Hiroaki
Schelling, Andrew
Selland, Eric
Publication Date:Feb 2004
Publisher:Copper Canyon Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.00
Book Description:

This anthology of essays--the first of its kind--discusses the art of translating Asian poetry.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / Anthologies (Multiple Authors)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.968 Pounds
Author Biography
Gary Snyder was born in San Francisco, California on May 8, 1930. He received a B.A. in anthropology at Reed College in 1951. Between working as a logger, a trail-crew member, and a seaman on a Pacific tanker, he was associated with Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso and studied in a Zen monastery in Japan.

He wrote numerous books of poetry and prose including Danger on Peaks, Mountains and Rivers Without End, No Nature: New and Selected Poems, The Practice of the Wild, Regarding Wave, and Myths and Texts. He received an American Book Award for Axe Handles and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Turtle Island. He has also received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award, the Bollingen Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Levinson Prize from Poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Shelley Memorial Award. In 2012, he received the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement by the Academy of American Poets.


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