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Hamill, Sam

Overview
Works: 174 works in 349 publications in 1 language and 12,355 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc  Pictorial works  Commentaries 
Roles: Translator, Printer, Publisher, Editor, Designer, Signer, Interviewee, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BL1900.L26, 299.51482
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The gift of tongues : twenty-five years of poetry from Copper Canyon Press ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member 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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kenneth Rexroth is a poet of enormous achievement. The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth assembles all of his published longer and shorter poems, and includes a never-before-published selection of his earliest work. Rexroth's poems of nature and protest are remarkable for their erudition and biting social and political commentary; his love poems justly celebrated for their eroticism and depth of feeling. This is the definitive Rexroth volume
Toward the distant islands : new & selected poems by Hayden Carruth ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of Zen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member 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
The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member 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
Selected poems, 1938-1988 by Thomas McGrath ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poets against the war ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member 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 essential Bashō by Bashō Matsuo ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member 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. Included here is a masterful translation of this celebrated work, along with three other less well-known but important works by Basho: Travelogue of Weather-Beaten Bones, The Knapsack Notebook, and Sarashina Travelogue. There is also a selection of over 250 of Basho's finest haiku. In addition, the translator has provided an introduction detailing Basho's life and work and an essay on the art of haiku."--BOOK JACKET
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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems from around the world that celebrate the erotic spirit in all its forms
A Poet's work : the other side of poetry by Sam Hamill ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tao te ching by Laozi ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part because the multiple meanings of the Chinese characters make it impossible to translate into a Western language in a strictly literal way. For this reason, many translations are either too loosely interpretive or are too overloaded with notes, thereby losing the clarity of the terse poetry found in the original Chinese. The extraordinary strength of Sam Hamill's translation is that it has captured the poetry of Lao Tzu's original without sacrificing the resonance of the text's many meanings and possible interpretations. The result is a beautiful and deeply meditative rendering, one that is a delight to read over and over again. Accompanying Sam Hamill's translation are seventeen Chinese characters brushed by one of the great masters of calligraphy, Kazuaki Tanahashi. Hamill provides a comment for each character, giving the reader a fuller sense of the richness of the original text and insight into the process of translation itself."--Publisher's website
The Infinite moment : poems from ancient Greek ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crossing the yellow river : three hundred poems from the Chinese ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member 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
Sacramental acts : the love poems of Kenneth Rexroth by Kenneth Rexroth ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member 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."
Destination zero : poems, 1970-1995 by Sam Hamill ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetry of American poet Sam Hamill, founding editor of Copper Canyon Press
River of stars : selected poems of Yosano Akiko by Akiko Yosano ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of writing : Lu Chi's Wen fu by Ji Lu ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Almost paradise : new and selected poems and translations by Sam Hamill ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only companion : Japanese poems of love and longing ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member 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
 
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