Arthur Bull

 

Bull - Cover - 9781681143972-Perfect - Edited

The Blue Mat: Poems After Yang Wanli: (Softcover: $15: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-397-2; Hardcover: $30: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-398-9; EBook: $2.99: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-399-6; LCCN: 2017915768; Edited by Mitchell Postich; Poetry—Canadian; Release: January 15, 2018; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): These poems are written in the spirit of Yang Wanli, one of the four major poets of the Southern Song Dynasty in China. Each poem touches on the miraculous detail of everyday experience, following Yang Wanli’s iconoclastic attention to the ordinary, in keeping with his practice of Chan Buddhism. In addition to the translations, adaptations and original poems inspired by Yang Wanli, there are also a number of translations of poems by the late Tang Dynasty poet Du Mu.

Arthur Bull lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has previously published three books of poetry, as well as four chapbooks. His poems and translations from classical Chinese have appeared in numerous Canadian and international journals. Bull is also a musician, and has worked for a number of small-scale fishery organizations.

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