The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 by Joanne KygerThe Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 by Joanne Kyger

The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964

byJoanne Kyger

Paperback | January 5, 2016

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First published in 1981, The Japan and India Journals, 1960–1964 is Joanne Kyger’s journal of her four tumultuous years in Japan and India as a young poets in her late twenties. This book chronicles her developing poetic sensibility, emergent Buddhist practice, and what it meant to be a woman trying to write in pre-feminist Beat days. Attentive, witty, and always entertaining, this is poet’s prose at its best.
One of the major poets of the Beat Generation, JOANNE KYGER was born in 1934. In 1960, she traveled to Japan to be with her then-husband Gary Snyder. In 1962 they traveled to India, where, along with Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, they met the Dalai Lama. She returned to California in 1964 and settled in Bolinas in 1969, where she ...
Title:The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.53 × 0.75 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:Nightboat BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937658430

ISBN - 13:9781937658434

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“In language forever lucent, Kyger is always all present—natural, graceful, honest. One is never her student, though the work is sensei in dialogue with us. THE VERGE—is the only creative/truly creative/moment—when things have not yet condemned them/selves—by coming alive—to extinction. The Japan & India Journals introduce the reader to a mind and life of attention. Keep this book close to you as a cherished wedding ring.”—Gloria Frym