Most widely held works about Sam Hamill
Most widely held works by Sam Hamill
The gift of tongues : twenty-five years of poetry from Copper Canyon Press ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Since its inception in 1972, Copper Canyon Press has remained dedicated to publishing poetry from a wide range of styles. The Gift of Tongues is drawn from among more than 150 books and chap-books of poetry published by the Press. Features Sam Hamill's in-depth personal introduction about Copper Canyon's path and dedication to the poetry of many cultures, as well as an annotated bibliography.
The complete poems of Kenneth Rexroth by Kenneth Rexroth ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Toward the distant islands : new & selected poems by Hayden Carruth ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Collects works by American poet Hayden Carruth, including lyrics; narratives; comic, meditative, and erotic poems; and reflections on the natural world.
Death song by Thomas McGrath ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Selected poems, 1938-1988 by Thomas McGrath ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
The essential Bashō by Bashō Matsuo ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The Essential Basho is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644-1694) - who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty - is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan.
The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 465 libraries worldwide
The ancient Chinese text known as CHUANG TZU has been translated into English many times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering--the result of a unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar. At turns playful and acerbic, the book presents a philosophy of life that is politically radical and deeply spiritual.
The poetry of Zen ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of Zen poetry from the beginning of Zen Buddhism to the twentieth century and includes works and short biographies of poets such as Lao Tzu, Han Shan, Li Po, and Dogen Kigen.
Poets against the war ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Over 150 new poems on war in general, the war with Iraq specifically, and the George W. Bush administration. Led by poet Sam Hamill, February 12, 2003 became a day of Poetry Against the War conducted as a reading at the White House gates in addition to over 160 public readings in many different countries and almost all of the 50 states. Since then, over 9,000 poets have joined this grassroots peace movement by submitting poems and statements to Poetsagainstthewar.org, registering their opposition to the Bush administration's headlong plunge toward war in Iraq. Poets Against the War features a selection of the best poems that were submitted to the website. Contributors include: Adrienne Rich, W.S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Marilyn Hacker, Grace Schulman, Shirley Kaufman, Wanda Coleman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Hayden Carruth, Jane Hirshfield, Tess Gallagher, Sandra Cisneros, former Poet Laureate Rita Dove, and many others.
The erotic spirit : an anthology of poems of sensuality, love, and longing ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems from around the world that celebrate the erotic spirit in all its forms.
The art of writing : Lu Chi's Wen fu by Ji Lu ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
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The Infinite moment : poems from ancient Greek ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Destination zero : poems, 1970-1995 by Sam Hamill ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 libraries worldwide
A chronological collection of the poet's work which demonstrates his transition from early autobiographical pieces to works that show his interest in Eastern thought and poetry
A Poet's work : the other side of poetry by Sam Hamill ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Sacramental acts : the love poems of Kenneth Rexroth by Kenneth Rexroth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
The love poems of a late California poet. In Open the Blind, he wrote, "The endless sky, the small earth / The shadow cone / Your shining / Lips and eyes / Your thighs drenched with the sea / A telescope full of fireflies / Innumerable nebulae all departing / Ten billion years before we ever / met."
Tao te ching by Laozi ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Crossing the yellow river : three hundred poems from the Chinese ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
"The most comprehensive survey of Chinese poetry in English by a single translator, Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese features a wealth of Chinese poetry from three millennia (330 B.C. to the 16th century). Sam Hamill has translated poems of love and longing, and those from the Ch'an and Taoist traditions, including seventy poems which appear here in English for the first time.
River of stars : selected poems of Yosano Akiko by Akiko Yosano ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Almost paradise : new and selected poems and translations by Sam Hamill ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Only companion : Japanese poems of love and longing ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
"Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the 150 poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan's poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka--one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese literature--from sources ranging from the classical imperial anthologies of the eighth and tenth centuries to works of the early twentieth century."--Publisher's description.
American literature American poetry Anecdotes Art appreciation Chinese literature Chinese poetry Collections Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dao de jing (Laozi) Early works Erotic poetry Garwood, Galen Greek poetry Haiku Hamill, Sam Henry--VIII,--King of England,--1491-1547 Iraq War (2003-) Japan Japanese poetry Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Kobayashi, Issa,--1763-1827 Li, Bai,--701-762 Love poetry, American Love poetry, Chinese Matsuo, Bashō,--1644-1694 Music Musical settings Music--Instruction and study Philosophy, Asian Poetics Poetry Poetry Poetry, Modern Poetry--Political aspects Poets Pound, Ezra,--1885-1972 Protest poetry, American Song cycles Songs (High voice) with piano Specimens Taoism Themes, motives Translations Travel United States Waka Washington (State) Yosano, Akiko,--1878-1942 Zen poetry, Chinese Zen poetry, Japanese