RED PINE / BILL PORTER & ERIC PAUL SHAFFER

01/29/2012 1:30 pm
This Sunday afternoon reading features Bill Porter, renowned translator (as Red Pine) of ancient Chinese texts, and chronicler of the old ways in a China undergoing massive change (Road to Heaven, Zen Baggage), and poet/novelist Eric Paul Shaffer, visiting from Hawai'i. Since Red Pine/Bill Porter's last readings locally—for Zen Baggage and translations of Lao-tzu's Taoteching and In Such Hard Times: The Poetry of Wei Ying-wu—Empty Bowl has released a new edition of P'u Ming's Oxherding Pictures & Verses. We also should have on hand his newest published translation, The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary (Counterpoint)—the first translation into English of the original text used by Bodhidharma. The author of five books of poetry, Eric Paul Shaffer is here for his recent novel, Burn & Learn: Memoirs of the Cenozoic Era (Leaping Dog Press). Set in the not-so-distant-once-upon-a-time of Albuquerque, this picaresque tale is one of young men finding—and losing their way in that deeply engrained, western American way. This should be a day of good spirits, all around.
$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781929355204
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Empty Bowl Press, 6/2011

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781582437910
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Published: Counterpoint, 1/2012

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781587750281
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Leaping Dog Press, 11/2009

Location: 
Street:
The Elliott Bay Book Company
Additional:
1521 Tenth Avenue
City:
Seattle
,
Province:
Washington
Postal Code:
98122
Country:
United States