In this episode of The Poet’s Dreamingbody, we explore the iconoclastic Wayfarer Ikkyū Sōjun (1394-1491), a.k.a. “Crazy Cloud”
Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers, by Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger
Zen Masters: A Maverick, a Master of Masters, and a Wandering Poet (Profiles of Ikkyu, Hakuin, Ryokan), by John Stevens
Unraveling Zen’s Red Thread: Ikkyu’s Controversial Way, by Dr. Jon Carter Covell and Abbot Sobin Yamada
Wild Ways: Zen Poems of Ikkyu, translated by John Stevens
Wind in the Pines: Classic Writings of The Way of Tea As A Buddhist Path, by Dennis Hirota
The Eagle and the Ocean / Riley Lee
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