What Book!?

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What Book!?

Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop

By Peter Coyote; Gary Gach (Editor); Peter Coyote (Foreword by)

Parallax Press, Paperback, 9780938077923, 272pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1998

Description
With poems from spiritual teachers to jazz musicians, from the monastery to the street, "What Book ?" brings together a boad range of verse, expressions of living in an awakened way. " A poet once located poetry as somewhere before or after words take place. Mindfulness is the practice of finding that realm, dwelling there, and cultivating the ability to live completely in the present, deeply aware and appreciative of life." - from the author's Preface. "This enigmatically titled anthology offers numerous delights and valuable evidence that great poetic variety, from haiku and witty two liners to page-long discourses, has by now given distinct expression to Western Buddhism." - "Publisher's Weekly.


About the Author
Ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and politically engaged actor Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in 120 films, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary Pacific Century, and he has cowritten, directed, and performed in the play Olive Pits, which won The Mime Troupe an Obie Award. In 1993, he won a Pushcart Prize for Carla s Story, published in Zyzzyva. He lives in Mill Valley, California.

Gary Gach has been a student of Buddhism for more than 40 years and is a consultant to the Buddhist Film Society as well as the Unified Buddhist Church. He is co-translator of Ko Un, Koreas greatest living Zen poet, and has worked as the arts and religion editor for "AsianWeek" and as a contributing editor to the "San Francisco Review of Books," He is the editor of "What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to HipHop,"

Ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and politically engaged actor Peter Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in 120 films, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary Pacific Century, and he has cowritten, directed, and performed in the play Olive Pits, which won The Mime Troupe an Obie Award. In 1993, he won a Pushcart Prize for Carla s Story, published in Zyzzyva. He lives in Mill Valley, California.