Friday, January 19, 2007

nanao sakaki

Our friend and mentor Nanao Sakaki, the wandering Japanese poet, is now in his eighties, and has some serious health concerns. We are part of a support network raising money to fund his care. If you would like to help out, please send a donation of any size to: Committee on Poetry Inc., PO Box 582, Stuyvesant Station, New York City, NY 10009, with a note saying Nanao Sakaki fund. Please include your complete name and address, as all donations to the fund are tax deductible.
If you are interested in Nanao's work, we publish two collections of his poems: Break the Mirror ($9.95) and Let's Eat Stars ($10.95).
We also publish a book about Nanao, written by his friends, called: Nanao or Never ($16)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Bill Porter/Red Pine

On March 21, at 7 PM, Gulf of Maine Books will host author/translator/traveller Bill Porter/Red Pine. Over the years we have carried many of his books, including his translations: Collected Songs of Cold Mountain (Han Shan), the Diamond Sutra, The Platform Sutra, the Heart Sutra, Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma, Zen Works of Stone House, Poems of Big Shield and Pick Up, Poems of the Masters, Lao Tsu's Tao te Ching, Guide to Capturing A Plum Blossom ,The Clouds Should Know Me By Now, and his travel account of searching for Chinese hermits - The Road To Heaven - Encounters with Chinese Hermits. He will also be speaking at Bates College and College of the Atlantic.