Ink on Paper
Ink on Paper


As if done with sumi ink, these verses by John Wilson are meditative responses to the landscapes of great classical masters. Each poem faces a reproduction of a work by an artist of mythic stature, among them Sesshu, Sesson, Buson, Musashi, Sengai, Shih K'o, Korin, Ku K'ai-chih, Kusumi Morikage, Taiga, and Kung K'ai. The succinct loveliness of the poems seems often as acute as the verses of Li Po and Tu Fu.

John Wilson studied Japanese for four years and has lived in Japan. He teaches Asian and Western literature in the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. He has published his poems in anthologies and journals, and has translated Smoke in the Mountain Valley by Yoshiko Shigekane.

Title Ink on Paper
Author John Wilson
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 November 2001
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 64 p.
ISBN-10 087286393X
ISBN-13 9780872863934
Publication Date 01 November 2001
Main content page count 64
Dimensions 5 x 7 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.00
 


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