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What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop

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What Book!? is a lively anthology of modern mindful poetry, featuring 330 selections from 125 contributors. Also included are "mind-writing exercises" by Allen Ginsberg and a meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Themes include love, nature, pacifism and violence, the avant-garde, family, silence, and song. The contents include original work and translations; performance art and
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ebook, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Parallax Press (first published 1998)
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Trebro
Mr. Gach is on goodreads and mentioned his book, so I thought I'd get it out from the library and see what I thought. Those that know me can attest that I'm not really much of an alternative religion person so I wasn't sure if I'd care for this at all. It's not that I don't think eastern religions are invalid or anything, it's just that I don't really see myself as the calm, meditative type. Hell, I can barely settle down long enough to write a review. So I had no idea if this was going to work ...more
Gary
Dec 11, 2007 Gary rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in spirituality / poetry
350 works by 125 contributors

"from beat to hiphop" = 1950 to today, rather than particular "style(s)"

took gary gach 5 years to gather, collate, edit

went through 4 printings & received 1 american book award

now publisher makes it available as print-on-demand from amazon, unless demand picks up in which case publisher might pay for another printing

website: http:word.to/whatweb.html


Sherry
Picked it up at the library to read while the kids were messing around on the computer, ended up checking it out and bringing it home. It had a lot of unique, interesting poems on Buddha/Buddhism. Loved it! Was a quirky little book of poetry. I read some of the poems to the kids and they were inspired to write a few poems down too.
Cherie
B Book of poems (inc many of my former teachers!) focused on Buddha and Buddhism.
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