J. P. SeatonJ. P. Seaton is Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the translator of numerous books, including The Poetry of Zen and The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry, and his poetry translations have been widely anthologized in such books as The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry, The Norton Anthology of World Poetry, and The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry.
Books & Audio
Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih
- Han Shan
Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, T’ang-era rebel poet Han Shan is an icon of Chinese poetry and Zen. He and his sidekick, Shih Te, are known as the laughing, ragged pair who… Read More
- edited by
- Sam Hamill,
- J. P. Seaton
A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice… Read More
About the Author
J. P. Seaton is the professor emeritus of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He now lives in retirement with his wife, Kathy, in the piedmont of North Carolina. His translations of classical Chinese poetry are the most widely anthologized in the English language. He edits a web magazine of current translations, Welling Out of Silence, at poetrychina.net.