What? (Paperback)

108 Zen Poems

By Ko Un, Young-Moo Kim (Translator), Anthony of Taize (Translator)

Parallax Press, 9781888375657, 159pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2004

List Price: 12.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Throughout his eventful life as a monk, poet, novelist, political dissident, husband, and father, Ko Un has remained a traveler on the Way. The poems in this collection, though strictly within the true Zen tradition, are as witty and down-to-earth as they are contemplative. Described by Allen Ginsberg as thought-stopping Koan-like mental firecrackers, the poems reflect both writer and reader. First published in 1997, the new edition features a more sympathetic translation and 11 original brush paintings by the author.

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include "Happiness" and "Peace Is Every Step." He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, his meditation and retreat center in France, where he teaches the art of mindful living.