“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.
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.
For bell hooks, fighting oppression doesn’t require anger or conflict—just opening our hearts and speaking the truth fearlessly.
Aura Glaser express the truth of the Buddha’s Heart Sutra in 26 words — from A to Z.
In rhythmic verse, George Yamazawa talks about the power of words as insults and poetry, and the love that Buddhism inspires.
Thich Nhat Hanh shares a prayer that was used throughout South Vietnam in 1965 to rouse the willingness to work for peace.
The poet Anne Waldman has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in this year’s American Book Awards.