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.

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Sam Hamill

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Genre/Imprint: Non-Fiction, Red Hen Press

$19.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-086-5

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Gregory Orr reviews Avocations

Avocations Sam Hamill. Red Hen (CDC, dist.), $19.95 (248p) ISBN 978-1-59709-086-5 Who can match him for range, passion, and scholarship? What aspect of poetry from Zen aesthetics to political engagement […]