The Lost Poems of Cangjie

The Lost Poems of Cangjie

by John Briscoe


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ISBN-13: 9780984840342
Publisher: Riskpress Foundation
Publication date: 03/31/2017
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Briscoe’s Crush: Wine and California from the Padres to Paris was one of four finalists for the 2016 California Historical Society Book Award, and will be published by the University of Nevada Press this fall. His essay “The Judgment of Paris,” lavishly praised by California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, ran in Catamaran Literary Reader last year and is a nominee for both the Pushcart and Best American Essay awards. Briscoe’s The Lost Poems of Cangjie, published by Risk Press, are translations of recently discovered poems of the Chinese historical figure Cangjie, storied inventor of the Chinese system of writing during the reign of The Yellow Emperor, Huangdi, in the 27th century BCE, approximately 4700 years ago.

Briscoe has published several other books, on history, law, and of poetry. His Tadich Grill, a history of San Francisco’s culinary scene (Ten Speed Press, 2002), remains a popular history of a colorful and historically remarkable aspect of San Francisco. His poetry and legal, literary and historical essays have been widely published in literary and scholarly journals. He has practiced law in San Francisco for 45 years, tried and argued cases in the United States Supreme Court and the Permanent Court of International Arbitration in The Hague, was Special Adviser to the United Nations for the environmental aftermath of the Gulf War, and is a Distinguished Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

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