In this episode of The Poet’s Dreamingbody, we explore two Wayfaring poets who span the bridge between two Chinese dynasties - the mid-to-late T’ang and the Song: Chia Tao, sometimes rendered Jia Dao (779-843) and Su Shi (1037-1101) whose Wayfaring art name is rendered as both Tung-p’o and Dongpo (translation: “Eastern Slope”).
BOOKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China, edited by Red Pine and Mike O’Connor
Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China, translated by David Hinton
Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi
Selected Poems of Su Tung-p’o, translated by Burton Watson
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