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Book Description

Representing a new approach to the West’s evolving understanding of Buddhism, The Driftwood Shrine: Discovering Zen in American Poetry is the first book-length collection of Zen teaching to be based on the poems of great American writers.  In reassuring, forthright, and often surprising language, Wolff Sensei explains how poets such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William C. Williams, H.D., Richard Wright, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and others enshrined the gentle light of the Buddha‘s teaching in their work.  Poetry lovers and Zen practitioners alike will find themselves moved toward a penentrating awareness of the realms of spiritual resolve, impermanence, desire, faith, and awakening.

Sumeru Press, Inc.

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