The Chinese Tang Poets: A New Translation

Thursday, 23 July 2009, 7:33 | Category : Uncategorized
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I am uploading my collection of Tang period poetry in translation as a gift to my Chinese friends and to lovers of poetry everywhere. It is a unique translation among the many that have been attempted, since it is the only one that tries to reproduce the metrical form and sound and cadence of the […]

Poems from Vietnam

Thursday, 16 July 2009, 22:53 | Category : Uncategorized
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Hot Days in Vietnam A Travel Journal Tokyo Narita Airport 7/6/09 So maybe old men ought to be explorers; I sit among the naïve Nippon young On my quixotic journey to Hanoi, Hearing the birdsong of another tongue. What are you searching for, for all these years? Perhaps that ancient gasp of wonder you Gave […]

To Vietnam

Saturday, 4 July 2009, 22:16 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m off to Hanoi tomorrow, to meet some old and dear acquaintances in the world of literature. I will be back in a week or so, and will blog it then.