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Sam Hamill (1942–2018)

Teoksen The Erotic Spirit tekijä

57+ Works 1,310 Jäsentä 12 arvostelua

About the Author

Sam Hamill was raised on a farm in Utah and endured an early life of violence, drug abuse, and jail time. He was a teenage heroin addict when he discovered poetry. He studied under poet Kenneth Rexroth at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While a student, Hamill won a $500 award for näytä lisää producing the best university literary magazine in the country. With that money he co-founded the all-poetry Copper Canyon Press with Bill O'Daly and Tree Swenson. Hamill was editor for the press from 1972 until 2004. Hamill was a poet and translator. His collections of poetry included Destination Zero: Poems 1970-1995, Gratitude, Dumb Luck, Almost Paradise: New and Selected Poems and Translations, Measured by Stone, and Habitation: Collected Poems. His translated works include Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings by Matsuo Basho, The Poetry of Zen, and The Essential Chuang Tzu. He won two Washington Governor's Arts Awards, the Stanley Lindberg Lifetime Achievement Award for Editing, and the Washington Poets Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He died on April 14, 2018 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Erotic Spirit (1995) — Toimittaja — 176 kappaletta
Poets Against the War (2003) — Toimittaja — 151 kappaletta
The Poetry of Zen (2004) — Toimittaja — 124 kappaletta
The Essential Chuang Tzu (1998) — Toimittaja — 96 kappaletta
Love Poems from the Japanese (Shambhala Library) (1994) — Toimittaja — 68 kappaletta
The Little Book of Haiku (1995) — Kääntäjä — 47 kappaletta
Destination Zero: Poems 1970-1995 (1995) 33 kappaletta
Basho's Ghost (1989) 16 kappaletta
Gratitude: Poems (1998) 13 kappaletta
Dumb Luck (2002) 12 kappaletta
Measured by Stone (2007) 11 kappaletta
Mandala : poems (1991) — Tekijä — 10 kappaletta
The Nootka Rose (1987) 9 kappaletta
A Pisan Canto (2004) 8 kappaletta
Sam Hamill's Triada : [poem] (1978) 8 kappaletta
Fatal Pleasure (1984) 7 kappaletta
Habitation: Collected Poems (2014) 7 kappaletta
Calling Across Forever (1976) 7 kappaletta
Passport (1989) 6 kappaletta
Avocations, On Poets and Poetry (2007) 5 kappaletta
Border Songs (2012) 5 kappaletta
Animae (1980) 5 kappaletta
At Home in the World: Essays (1981) 4 kappaletta
Petroglyphs (1976) 4 kappaletta
Book of Elegiac Geography (1978) 4 kappaletta
Heroes of the Teton Mythos (1973) 3 kappaletta
Living light (1977) 3 kappaletta
Penumbra (1980) 3 kappaletta
After Morning Rain (2018) 2 kappaletta
Blue dun 2 kappaletta
Ce que l'eau sait 2 kappaletta
Blue Cliff Record: Zen Echoes (2001) 2 kappaletta
The Loom (1975) 1 kappale
October frost 1 kappale
Dead letter 1 kappale
Psalm 1 kappale
Requiem, a poem (1983) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Narrow Road to the Interior (2000) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset214 kappaletta
Sacramental Acts: The Love Poems of Kenneth Rexroth (1997) — Toimittaja — 29 kappaletta
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Lotus Lovers. Poems and Songs Translated by Sam Hamill. (1985) — Kääntäjä — 4 kappaletta
Bookways, number 1, October 1991 (1991) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Poetry East, Number Twenty-eight, Fall 1989 (1989) — Kääntäjä — 1 kappale

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Written by court princesses, exiled officials, Zen priests, and recluses, the 150 poems translated here represent the rich diversity of Japan’s poetic tradition. Varying in tone from the sensuous and erotic to the profoundly spiritual, each poem captures a sense of the poignant beauty and longing known only in the fleeting experience of the moment. The translator has selected these five-line tanka—one of the great traditional verse forms of Japanese literature—from sources ranging from the classical imperial anthologies of the eighth and tenth centuries to works of the early twentieth century.… (lisätietoja)
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PSZC | Apr 23, 2020 |
This collection was especially depressing because the war isn't over; the poems are still relevant today, ten years after this book was published. However, it does remind the reader of the power of poetry: the lines make you think and feel differently--perhaps more deeply--than prose. Overall, an incredible collection of poets and poems including some of my heroes and some people I've shared the page with in the past.
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Marjorie_Jensen | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 12, 2015 |
Eros, playing among the roses,
didn't see the bee.
Stung, he howled,
he screamed to Aphrodite,

"I'm dying! Mother! I'm dying!
I was bitten by
a snake with wings!"
And she kissed him and replied,

"It will pass. It was only a bee,
my darling, but think
how long the suffering
of all those who feel your sting."

The above poem by Anakreon, one of my favorites, is one included in this exceptionally beautiful collection of poems from Ancient Greece. The translator, Sam Hamill, has included poems from Sapphon, Alcaeus, Anakreon, and Paulus Silentiarius. In addition there is a selection of lyrical and love poems from several different sources ranging from Bacchykides and Likymnios to Meleager, Rufinus, and Marcus Argentarius. While the collection is small the poems invite the reader to delight in them again and again.… (lisätietoja)
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jwhenderson | Jul 13, 2014 |
an excellent book about real work
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ronsea | Aug 23, 2013 |


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