Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry (Paperback)

Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry

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

Shambhala Publications, 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

Kent Johnson is a member of the faculty of Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois, where he teaches English and Spanish. His writing has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Grand Street, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Sulfur. He is editor of Third Wave: The New Russian Poetry. Craig Paulenich is an Assistant Professor of English and Writing Coordinator at Kent State University, Salem Campus. He was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award at the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. His poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Kansas Review, South Carolina Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and Windhorse.

Praise For Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry

"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