Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese

Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese

by Sam Hamill
     
 

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Poetry. East Asia Studies. Translated from the Chinese and with an introduction by Sam Hamill. This is a new and revised edition, originally published by BOA Editions in 2000. "In Crossing the Yellow River, Sam Hamill remaps Chinese poetry for our time. Anyone who writes poetry, or who cares about it, must have this book. It is one of the essential works of our…  See more details below

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Poetry. East Asia Studies. Translated from the Chinese and with an introduction by Sam Hamill. This is a new and revised edition, originally published by BOA Editions in 2000. "In Crossing the Yellow River, Sam Hamill remaps Chinese poetry for our time. Anyone who writes poetry, or who cares about it, must have this book. It is one of the essential works of our time."—Jim Harrison

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Grace Schulman
Crossing the Yellow River shows anew the vitality of classice Chinese poetry, Sam Hamill's collected translations contains beautiful versions by more then sixty poets...Hamill's translations stand in a long tradiditon of modern versions of classic Chinese poetry, notably Arthure Warley's 170 Chinese Poems of 1918.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981675299
Publisher:
Tiger Bark Press
Publication date:
09/04/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Sam Hamill is the author of more than a dozen collections of poetry, including Destination Zero: Poems 1970- 1995 (1995), DUMB LUCK (2002), Almost Paradise: New and Selected Poems and Translations (2005), and Measured by Stone (2007). Influenced by Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Rexroth, Denise Levertov, and Hayden Carruth, Hamill "presents a model of honest, consistent, undisguised political engagement: he articulates not only a vision of peace with justice, not only his relish for work to achieve that vision, but his sense of the role that poetry can play," as Publishers Weekly noted in its review of Measured by Stone. Hamill has also published several collections of essays and numerous translations. With Bill O'Daly and Tree Swenson, he co-founded the all-poetry Copper Canyon Press in Denver, Colorado. Copper Canyon later joined with the nonprofit arts organization Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. Hamill was editor-printer for the press from 1972 until 2004.

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