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Waymarks

Waymarks

Current price: $17.00
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Publisher:
Barbican Press
ISBN:
9781909954519
Pages:
105
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Description

Waymarks tracks one man through significant encounters with the natural world, around the globe.

An Ethiopian lake, an Australian rainforest, an American desert, an English beach: the stage keeps changing, but the intent stays the same. A poet enters a deep dialogue with birds, animals, people, plants, seas, and all the forces that threaten and churn this mix of life.

James Thornton is a zen priest, and Waymarks sits alongside other classics of metaphysical writing in which poets bare their soul. Teachings from great figures along the way permeate the collection: a West Coast poet, a Japanese Zen Master, a spiritual leader, and the Dalai Lama.