The Faces of Guan Yin
This collection of 29 poems explore the various roles of Guan Yin, the embodiment of compassion and wisdom in Buddhism, in both historic and modern contexts.
Jane Hirshfield says, "Dennis Maloney's poem-glimpses of the fascinating Buddhist figure of Guan Yin draw richly on an almost infinite set of teaching stories and folk tales. Maloney's poems offer a many-sided, personal, and idiosyncratic introduction to this shape-shifting, gendershifting embodiment of freed thought, feeling, and action. These poems hold a much-needed, supple, inventive reminder of the central teaching of all Buddhism, as held by Guan Yin: that the key to ending suffering is an untethered, unstinting, unlimiting, and utterly unconventional compassion."
Folded Word, 9781610191180, 70pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2019