from the anthology of Chinese monk poets, Hanshan Dequing (1564-1623), this translation by Red Pine
i have a habit of removing time from the equation, in my fiction especially, as i enjoy the way this distorts habitual ways of seeing. so before the new year i gave myself the challenge of changing that up, and concocting a piece that addressed current issues more directly, via the cue of this journal of fine, environmentally literate folk. as a writer i’m used to moving my body around and becoming another; we are shapeshifters by nature. writing from the viewpoint of the atmosphere took a tad of dissolving but hey, it’s good to get into the flow.
new work is up, new issue is live here.
to be featured in Gaia soon…stay tuned…
….as Gary Snyder once said.
New work appearing in Wild Roof Journal next month.
I found this article originally printed in the now defunct Numero Cinq to be a satisfying read, its relevance to the issues of the day a reminder of a long stretch of history holding little originality with regards to conflict resolution.Continue reading “with the world waltzing in its bowl of cloud”
Work forthcoming in the next issue of Carte Blanche.
Montreal is a great place for writers to be in 2020. From their Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival in May to the Festival International de la Litterature in September, this beautiful spot will be full of authors from all over the world.