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Avocations
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Avocations collects the best of Sam Hamill's prose on poetry over the last 18 years, presenting insightful readings of Kenneth Rexroth, Denise Levertov, Odysseas Elytis, Matsuo Basho, Kobayashi Issa, John Logan and many others together with critical commentary on poetry in translation and the practice of poetry in general.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Against the Tide: 1990-91
  2. pp. 15-25
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  1. World News Today
  2. pp. 26-51
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  1. A Fool’s Paradise
  2. pp. 52-68
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  1. Writing Re: Writing
  2. pp. 69-91
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  1. A Poetry of Daily Practice
  2. pp. 92-105
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  1. Body and Song
  2. pp. 106-119
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  1. A Paradise of One’s Own
  2. pp. 120-128
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  1. The Poetry of Kenneth Rexroth
  2. pp. 129-144
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  1. Two Buddhist Poets
  2. pp. 145-159
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  1. Bashō’s Road
  2. pp. 160-181
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  1. In the Company of Issa
  2. pp. 182-190
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  1. Richard Wright’s Haiku
  2. pp. 191-194
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  1. Salt and Honey
  2. pp. 195-207
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  1. Listening In
  2. pp. 208-216
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  1. Listening to Olga Broumas
  2. pp. 217-222
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  1. Listening to W. S. Merwin
  2. pp. 223-227
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  1. A Little Homage to Robin Blaser
  2. pp. 228-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-244
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