This is our book series featuring Buddhist Writings
American and in translation.
Each Moment All/ Tu Fu Comes to America/ America Zen/ The Kanshi Poems of Taigu Ryokan/ Songs of the Woodcutter/ Chinese Zen Poems
Each Moment All
by Larry Smith
A March Street Press Book (limited edition)
Now available in new revised edition
from Bottom Dog Press
70 pages 978-1-933964-60-7 $8
“There’s a Buddha in Larry Smith’s Ohio garden. Peaceful, watchful and calm. Glide into these beautiful new poems like a bee, each one a petal of a bigger flower.” –Allen Frost, author of The Mermaid Translation
100 poems by Japan’s great poet Taigu Ryōkan (1758-1831) included in English, original Chinese, and in Japanese, translated by poets Mei Hui Liu Huang and Larry Smith.
With an introduction "Taigu Ryokan: Great Fool" by Larry Smith.
Contains Poems of Children 童 心; My Hut 草 庵; Travel Poems 行 腳 ; Poems of Friendship 友 情 ; A Monk’s Journal 僧 侶 生 涯 ; Spring Poems 春 ; Summer Poems 夏 ; Fall Poems 秋 ; Winter Poems 冬 ; Poems of Aging 成 長 ; Zen Meditations 禪 思 .
“These poems, wise and direct, have been rightly treasured for centuries because of the way they expand the mind and refresh the spirit. That is their nature in their original language, and Smith and Huang have managed, with great care and affection, to recreate that nature in English.” -David Young, poet and translator
Smith and Huang are the translators of Chinese Zen Poems: What Hold Has This Mountain and Songs of the Woodcutter: Zen Poems of Wang Wei and Taigu Ryōkan.
Edited by Ray McNiece and Larry Smith
This America Zen Poets gathering includes: NIN ANDREWS (Ohio), DAVID BUDBILL (Vermont), THOMAS RAIN CROWE (North Carolina), KATHE DAVIS (Ohio), DIANE DI PRIMA (California), STANFORD M. FORRESTER (Connecticut), TESS GALLAGHER (Washington), MARGARET GIBSON (Connecticut), JOHN GILGUN (Missouri), NETTA GILLESPIE (Illinois), SAM HAMILL (Washington), WILLIAM HEYEN (New York), JANE HIRSHFIELD (California), HOLLY HUGHES (Washington), MARY SUE KOEPPEL (Florida), MARK KUHAR (Ohio), MAC LOJOWSKY (California), RAY MCNIECE (Ohio), TOM MONTAG (Wisconsin), SHIN YU PAI (Massachusetts) * PAUL S. PIPER (Washington), MAJ RAGAIN (Ohio), DAVID RAY (Arizona), SEIDO RAY RONCI (Missouri), ANDREW SCHELLING (Colorado), PAUL SKYRM (Ohio), LARRY SMITH (Ohio), TONY TRIGILIO (Illinois), CHASE TWICHELL (New York), and ANNE WALDMAN (New York).
A Big wonderful collection of American Poets writing in the spirit of Zen.
260 pgs. 978-0-933087-91-0 $15.00
"Full of clear intention, it's as clear as a mountain stream...mountains and rivers of Zen verse." - REview from CDBaby
CD with Booklet...Larry Smith reading the poems with Monte Page on flute. Includes a 16 page booklet of the poems of Zen poets Wang Wei & Taigu Ryokan. Translations by Larry Smith and Mei Hui Liu Huang.
Now Out of Print
An expert collection of Chinese poems in the Zen spirit, compiled and translated by Mei Hui Liu Huang and Larry Smith for Bottom Dog Press.