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Contributors

David Hinton has translated many volumes of classical Chinese poetry, as well as the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy.His translations from Chinese include Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology, The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-yun, Mencius, The Analects of Confucius, Chuang Tzu: Inner Chapters, The Selected Poems of T’ao Ch’ien, and The Selected Poems of Tu Fu.

In 1997 he was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his three volumes published in 1996: The Selected Poems of Lí Po and Bei Dao’s Landscape Over Zero, and The Late Poems of Meng Chiao. His other recent honors include fellowships from the Witter Bynner Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His work can be seen at: davidhinton.net.

Kevin Maynard coming soon

Red Pine (Bill Porter’s pen name for his translation work) was born in Los Angeles in 1943, grew up in the Idaho Panhandle, served a tour of duty in the US Army, graduated from the University of California with a degree in anthropology, and attended graduate school at Columbia University. Uninspired by the prospect of an academic career, he dropped out of Columbia and moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. After four years with the monks and nuns, he struck out on his own and eventually found work at English-language radio stations in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where he interviewed local dignitaries and produced more than a thousand programs about his travels in China. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

His published works include The Heart Sutra, The Collected Songs of Cold MountainThe Zen Teaching of BodhidharmaRoad to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits and Zen Baggage: A Pilgrimage to China.

J.P. Seaton  was Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 1968 – 2003. His books of translations include The Wine of Endless Life: Taoist Drinking Songs from the Yuan Dynasty, Bright Moon/ Perching Bird, Selected poems of Li Po and Tu Fu, with Jim Cryer,  Love and Time, selected poems of Ou-yang Hsiu, A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, I  Don’t Bow to Buddhas: Selected Poems of Yuan Mei, The Essential Chuang Tzu, The Poetry of Zen (co-authored, with Sam Hamill),. The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry, Cold Mountain Poems: Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih, and Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po.

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