Wayfaring Poet Profiles: Chia Tao & Su Dongpo
Two Wayfaring poets deeply influenced by Nature, Tao, and Chan (Zen)
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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