The Selected Poems

The Selected Poems

By Li Po; Bo Li; Po Li

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811213233, 134pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 1996

Li Po (A.D., 701-762) lived in T ang Dynasty China, but his influence has spanned the centuries: the pure lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and through Ezra Pound's translations, Li Po became central to the modernist revolution in the West. His work is suffused with Taoism and Ch an (Zen) Buddhism, but these seem not so much spiritual influences as the inborn form of his life.

About the Author

David Hinton's many translations of classical Chinese poetry and philosophy have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary texts that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1997, he received the Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. He lives in East Calais, Vermont.