Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen

Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen : Poems

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Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen contains poems of funny, fleeting enlightenment ignited more by close, current, continuous observation of the ordinary than by assuming a permanent pinnacle of wisdom. Written in the voice of Shih-te, cook and janitor at Kuo-ch'sing monastery during the T'sang Dynasty and chum to the famed Han-shan (Cold Mountain), these lines spit fire and savor salt.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 140.61g
  • Leaping Dog Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 158775004X
  • 9781587750045

About Eric Paul Shaffer

Eric Paul Shaffer's Living at the Monastery, Working in the Kitchen is his fourth book of poetry and a companion volume to Portable Planet, which was published by Leaping Dog Press in November 2000 and contains poems of Okinawa, Japan, Indonesia, and America. The poems in both books were written during his eight years of living on the edge of Asia.show more

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