Now and Zen: A Life

Now and Zen: A Life

by Leonard Robinson




A collection of poetry by Leonard Robinson.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597660112
Publisher: Eastern Washington University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Series: Lynx House Book Series
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Though he himself has left us, in these crystalline haiku-like poems LEONARD ROBINSON's wry, sagacious, loving way with the world comes stunningly to life. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker, and an editor at Esquire, Colliers, and at Holt Rinehard publishing company; but the last three decades of his life were divided between Mexico and Missoula, Montana, where he died in 1999. The writer Deidre McNamer has written, "Leonard was a listener, a muser; a laugher, a guide. He served as a generous and insightful mentor to many writers of fiction and nonfiction. He could recite reams of poetry by heart, even when he began to forget where he had parked the car. . . . His many friends called him 'Padre.'" And, after reading this book, so will you.

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Robert Lax

"Oh, thank you Leonard, for Now & Zen! I wish you could be on hand as I read & reread it: one shout of 'Oh, yes, yes!' after another. No one, really no one, in our dear land comes anywhere near him for clear lyricism, and deep, subtle, quiet, just right humor. Oh, Lennie!"

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