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Hamill, Sam

Overview
Works: 171 works in 365 publications in 2 languages and 12,653 library holdings
Genres: Sacred books  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Musical settings  Biography  Diaries  Pictorial works  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Printer, Publisher, Designer, Signer, Creator, Interviewee, 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 699 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 680 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 511 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
The poetry of Zen( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 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
Death song by Thomas McGrath( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Chuang Tzu by Zhuangzi( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 469 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 )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets against the war( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 436 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 )

5 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."--Jacket
The art of writing : Lu Chi's Wen fu by Ji Lu( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems from around the world that celebrate the erotic spirit in all its forms
Crossing the yellow river : three hundred poems from the Chinese( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He has also included the less-often translated social poems of Tu Fu, the poems and songs of Tzu Yeh and Li Ch'ing Chao as well as lyrical selections from Li Po, Shih Ching, Wang Wei, Su Tung-p'o and others. Hamill's Introduction provides the most definitive overview to date of the aesthetic impulses propelling Chinese poetry."--Jacket
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 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrow road to the Deep North : and other travel sketches by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back Roads to Far Towns, the last of Basho's travel diaries, is the evocative account of this arduous journey, the crowning achievement of a lifetime of writing. This edition is introduced by Robert Hass, Poet Laureate of the United States
The Infinite moment : poems from ancient Greek( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 276 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
Sacramental acts : the love poems of Kenneth Rexroth by Kenneth Rexroth( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 263 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 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of American poet Sam Hamill, founding editor of Copper Canyon Press
The unquiet heart American song cycles by Karen Smith Emerson( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River of stars : selected poems of Yosano Akiko by Akiko Yosano( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The gift of tongues : twenty-five years of poetry from Copper Canyon Press
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The complete poems of Kenneth RexrothToward the distant islands : new & selected poemsThe poetry of ZenDeath songThe essential Chuang TzuSelected poems, 1938-1988Poets against the warThe essential Bashō