The first collection of original poetry by the renowned nature writer and highly lauded translator of the Chinese classics.
DAVID HINTON is one of the most lauded modern translators of Chinese poetry and of the Chinese philosophical classics. He has won numerous awards for his translations, and has published more than eighteen books, among them translations of the Tao Te Ching, the Chuang Tzu, the poems of Li Po, and his monumental Classical Chinese Poetry- An Anthology. Apart from his translations, he is the author of Hunger Mountain, Existence- A Story, and The Wilds of Poetry.
A deft collection of short poems on the desert of the American West.--Spirituality & Practice Desert is artfully composed by a poet fully attuned to his craft and to the sages who wrote before him. He successfully takes that tradition to the American desert, with meditative poems in which the writer is secondary to the magnificence of habitat.--Rain Taxi Review of Books