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Wild Form, Savage Grammar: Poetry, Ecology, Asia

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These essays are reports from an increasingly important crossroads where art and ecology meet. Andrew Schelling belongs, in the words of Patrick Pritchett, 'to a small group of poets who are actively engaged with the rhythms and pulses of the natural world.' He is also the pre-eminent translator into English of the poetries of ancient India. This book collects ten years of ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published December 15th 2003 by La Alameda Press
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Jun 23, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
I read this book about a year ago, recommended to me by Kris Hemensley of Collected Works Bookshop who knows my idiosyncrasies. I felt quite a bit in common with Andrew Schelling as over the years I have written books all touching on wild, poetry, ecology and Asia as well as being engaged with Sanskrit language. The book is currently in a different place from me so I can't refer back to it, but I recall scribbling a lot in the margins. Maybe I'll come back to this review later.
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Andrew Schelling is a poet, essayist, and translator of the poetry of India. He has taught at Naropa University for twenty years and from 1993–96 served as chair of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics founded by Alan Ginsburg and Anne Waldman. His publications include Tea Shack Interior and The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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