Selected Poems of Su Tung-p'o
One of the greatest Buddhist poets, Su Tung-p'o (1037-1101) has been a source of inspiration for a millenium of Chinese and Japanese poets. Like many Chinese official s of his time, Su Tung-p'o spent his adult life moving from office to office, sometimes in exile, and his travel poems reveal an eye for detail. He wrote from direct experience, using the underpinning of history and philosophy to illuminate his world.
"This new selection of poems by the leading poet of the Sung dynasty is in safe hands: Watson, a prize-winning translator of numerous volumes of Chinese and Japanese poetry, has translated and compiled an extraordinary book of poems." -Publishers Weekly