Beneath a Single Moon

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Beneath a Single Moon

Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry

By Kent Johnson (Editor); Craig Paulenich (Editor); Gary Snyder (Introduction by)

Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781570626029, 388pp.

Publication Date: December 19, 1991

"Beneath a Single Moon "is an extraordinary collection of the work of forty-five contemporary American poets--with over 250 poems and thirty essays on the influence of spiritual practice on the practice of poetry. Included are works by John Cage, Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jane Hirshfield, Andrew Schelling, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, and others.

About the Author
Johnson is a member of the faculty of Highland Community College in Freeport, IL, where he teaches English and Spanish.

Paulenich is an Assistant Professor of English and Writing Coordinator at Kent State University, Salem Campus. He is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award.

Steve Hogan is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in "Interview," "Small Press," and elsewhere. Lee Hudson, a writer and researcher, was the founder and first director of the New York City Mayor's Office for the Lesbian and Gay Community. Both live in New York.

Praise For Beneath a Single Moon

"This intelligent anthology provides compelling evidence of a continuing preoccupation in American thought, from Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman to the poets here represented. It is the human search for locating home, transcendent yet literal, always here even if nowhere. The complexly common voices of these writers are an insistent call to our own need, to let go of our 'lives' and so live them."—Robert Creeley