The beloved poet Mary Oliver died at her home on Thursday. She was 83. In this Lion’s Roar archive article, Rick Bass looks at Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day.”
Grace Schireson on the life, art, and poetics of the Zen nun Otagaki Rengetsu, a woman “humbled by life’s blows as well as its beauty.”
By reciting the short verses known as gathas, says Zachiah Murray, we transform any activity into an opportunity to awaken to our true nature.
Ursula K. Le Guin unpacks the rhythm and wisdom of A.E. Housman’s classic poetry.
“A single night of love is better than a hundred thousand years of sterile meditation,” he wrote. The life and poetry of Ikkyu, translated by John Stevens.
In the midst of New York City’s celebration of vital poet, pop artist, and Buddhist, John Giorno, Lauria Galbraith speaks with him about his art and inspirations.
Beat hero, steward of the earth, Zen Buddhist—in his mid-eighties, poet Gary Snyder looks back on an honorable life at the leading edge.
Jane Hirshfield. Photo by Adam Phillips. (Public domain.) The Washington Post today published “On the Fifth Day,” a new “poem about the presidency” authored by Jane Hirshfield. “On the Fifth Day,” according to the Washington Post, will be read by Hirshfield from the stage at the March for Science on April 22. Hirshfield, who has […]
Burton Watson, American scholar and translator of classical Chinese and Japanese literature, passed away on April 1, 2017. He was 91.
The poet Joanne Kyger, an important figure in the Beat and San Francisco scenes has died at age 82.