Peter Levitt

Peter Levitt

Peter Levitt is a poet and translator whose numerous books of poetry include One Hundred Butterflies and Within Within. In addition, he is the author of Fingerpainting on the Moon: Writing and Creativity as a Path to Freedom. He is the guiding teacher of the Salt Spring Zen Circle in British Columbia.

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ARTICLES

Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan | An Excerpt from The Complete Cold Mountain

Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan The Universality of Hanshan’s Writing Though the poems in this collection were written more than twelve hundred years ago, poetry that expresses our common human experience with the unflinching wisdom and truth found in Hanshan’s...
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A Walk with Dogen into Our Time

Peter Levitt's introduction to The Essential Dogen In 1954 poet Allen Ginsberg wrote a poem called "Song" that acknowledges the weight of our human circumstance and suf­fering in a particular and somewhat unusual way. I believe it may also provide a gateway to the following writings by Zen master...
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EVENTS

The Complete Cold Mountain Workshop with Kazuaki Tanahashi & Peter Levitt

July 12–14, 2019 | Santa Fe, NM, united_states

The workshop will be led by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt, translators of the newly published The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan, which collects the most complete assembly of Hanshan’s extant poetry translated into the English language. Participants will...