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Zen Poems

  • Hardback
  • £4.99

Lavish sumi-e illustrations and duotone design make this a stylish and contemporary anthology and a lasting keepsake. Perfect purchase for any poetry lover, or a thoughtful gift for loved ones or yourself.

Zen poetry is poetry of the senses, using simple yet powerful language to capture an intensely human moment. This wonderful anthology features a wide array of renowned contemporary and traditional poets from around the world who, with the greatest economy of words and purity of vision, have captured those moments of true feeling that make up the human experience. With delicate sumi-e artwork intermingled with the verse, Zen Poems in an exquisite collection that is both inspirational and beautiful.

Biographical Notes

Italian-born Manu Bazzano graduated in Philosophy in 1980. A student of Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Genpo Merzel Roshi, he has published volumes of poetry and is the editor of Zen quarterly 'Hazy Moon'.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781840723274
  • Publication date: 30 Apr 2002
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Spruce
Mitchell Beazley

Vintage Fashion & Couture

Kerry Taylor
Authors:
Kerry Taylor

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Contributors:
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Contributors:
Kate Sutton, Luci Everett, Yan Yan Candy Ng

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Hugh Johnson
Authors:
Hugh Johnson
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Terence Conran
Authors:
Terence Conran

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Ilex Press

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Cynthia Emerlye
Authors:
Cynthia Emerlye

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Mitchell Beazley

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Authors:
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Contributors:
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Spruce

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Dan Docherty
Authors:
Dan Docherty

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Spruce

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Authors:
Liz Dean

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Philip's

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Authors:
Mark Thompson

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Hamlyn

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Authors:
John Matthews

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Gaia

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Authors:
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Authors:
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Authors:
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