The Wilds of Poetry: Adventures in Mind and Landscape

David Hinton
Published in 2017
by Shambhala

Focusing on over a dozen poets including John Cage, Robinson Jeffers, W. S. Merwin, Charles Olson, Jerome Rothenberg, and Gary Snyder, writer and translator David Hinton explores the ways in which each poet’s work embodies a twentieth-century avant-garde notion of self-identity influenced by ancient and classical Chinese concepts and spiritual practices. Readers are given inspiring insights into the development of the modern ecopoetic tradition and gain new perspective into the power of poetry to construct a holistic worldview that encourages a wildness of consciousness.