Loading... Please wait...
Print This Page

The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

List Price: $17.00
SKU:
9781556594557
Quantity:
Minimum Purchase
25 unit(s)
  • Prices shown are for Bulk Books (unbranded)
  • Minimum to Customize Books: 50 copies

Overview

Winner of the 2015 Washington State Book Award in Poetry Translation

"The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse [is] a tough-spirited book of enlightened free verse."—Kyoto Journal

The Zen master and mountain hermit Stonehouse—considered one of the greatest Chinese Buddhist poets—used poetry as his medium of instruction. Near the end of his life, monks asked him to record what he found of interest on his mountain; Stonehouse delivered to them hundreds of poems and an admonition: "Do not to try singing these poems. Only if you sit on them will they do you any good."

Newly revised, with the Chinese originals and Red Pine's abundant commentary and notes, The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse is an essential volume for Zen students, readers of Asian literature, and all who love the outdoors.

After eating I dust off a boulder and sleep
and after sleeping I go for a walk
on a cloudy late summer day
an oriole sings from a sapling
briefly enjoying the season
joyfully singing out its heart
true happiness is right here
why chase an empty name

Stonehouse was born in 1272 in Changshu, China, and took his name from a cave at the edge of town. He became a highly respected dharma master in the Zen Buddhist tradition.

Red Pine is one of the world's leading translators of Chinese poetry. "Every time I translate a book of poems," he writes, "I learn a new way of dancing. And the music has to be Chinese." He lives near Seattle, Washington.


Customizing Options and Pricing (v)

  • Cover Imprint (1-color): $1.00/book
  • Promo-Pages (full-color printed): $2.00 / single-sided page, inquire for additional pages
  • Belly-Band Wrap (full-color printed): $2.00
  • Set-Up Charge: $40 per decoration

Call for higher quantities. Standard turnaround for Customized Books 10 business days from proof approval. Standard turnaround for Bulk Books 3-5 business days. Rush service available. Product availability changes daily. Please confirm your quantity is available prior to placing an order. Customization options may be limited or unavailable based on product design, binding or cover artwork.

  • Product Details

    Author:
    Red Pine, Stonehouse
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    228
    Publisher:
    Copper Canyon Press (May 27, 2014)
    Language:
    English, Chinese
    ISBN-13:
    9781556594557
    ISBN-10:
    1556594550
    Weight:
    11.5oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 9"
    Case Pack:
    40
    File:
    Eloquence-Perseus_CBSD_02012017_complete_onix21-20170203.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    As low as:
    $12.58
  • Redhead Labs