Tuesday, September 25, 2018

4 New Poems in Leaping Clear

I have four new poems in the new issue of

A Magazine of Art, Literature &

Leaping Clear is a journal of fiction, poetry, the visual arts and music from artists whose work is grounded in meditative and contemplative practices.

Landscape after Wang Wei's Wangchuan Picture

These four poems are from a manuscript I've been working on since December, 2017, tentatively called "Absence Presence Absence." The poems are heavily influenced by the work of Classical Chinese poets, especially Li Po, Du Fu, Chia Tao, and Wang Wei.

I've been consulting the translations of David Hinton,
J.P. Seaton, Red Pine, Mike O'Connor, Burton Watson, Kenneth Rexroth, and Stephen Owen, among a few others.

You can find my poems 

The Peach Blossom Spring from a poem entitled Tao Yuan Bi Jing written by Wang Wei