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Barry Graham

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Dogo Barry Graham is a novelist, journalist, poet and Zen Buddhist monk. His novels are set in his native Scotland, or in the U.S., where he lived for more than 20 years. His articles have been published in magazines and newspapers including Harper's, Salon, Flaunt, Parabola, The Big Click, Narratively, Nerve, The Arizona Republic and Scotland on Sunday. He is the teacher of The City Cave Zen Sangha.

American Book Review called him "the awesome Barry Graham...where innovative writing meets issues that matter." Premiere (France) called him “a white trash Buddhist monk” with “an uncompromising vision, but also full of tenderness and compassion, that makes him one of the most touching and interesting authors of his generation.”

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Barry Graham Never resort to the use of irony; if sincerity isn’t enough, be silent.

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Never resort to the use of irony; if sincerity isn’t enough, be silent.

Forget the self. Artists are boring; it’s the art that matters. If you just want attention, go out in the street and pull your pants down. Don’t write anything you don’t have to write.

Don’t make people less than they are.

Don’t write for other people, and don’t write for yourself. Just write.

Don’t lie.

Don’t be fearful.

Don’t be boring. Irony, self-consciousness, making people less, writing for others or yourself, lying and being fearful all make for boring reading.(less)
Barry Graham I've never had it. I can't imagine it. For me, writing isn't hard—it would be hard for me not to write.
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Tonight I’m listening to Harry Partch’s composition“Barstow: Eight Hitch-hiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing,” from the album The World of Harry Partch. The album is out of print, but Sony has been generous enough to make it available on Youtube.

I listened to it often in 1993, while writing the second half of The Book of Man. Part of it inspired this passage:


We passed a bridge in the mi...

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“When we attach to a problem, we make the problem worse. When we attach to a solution, we make the problem worse.”
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“When we attach to a problem, we make the problem worse. When we attach to a solution, we make the problem worse.”
Barry Graham, Nothing Extra: Notes On the Zen Life (Zen for Real Life, #3

“Carrying a shotgun makes you less amusing.”
Barry Graham, Big Davey Joins the Majority: A Glasgow Noir Short Story

“Zen probably won’t solve a single one of our problems. What it might do is help us relate differently to what we consider problems.”
Barry Graham, Kill Your Self: Life After Ego

“Render unto meditation the things that are meditation’s, and unto medication the things that are medication’s.”
Barry Graham, Kill Your Self: Life After Ego




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