Methuselah!

Tom Killion’s Giant Sequoias postcard slid through our mail slot today. It announces two upcoming opportunities to appreciate in person one of the Bay Area’s truly great artists. Tom is a consummate craftsperson whose work celebrates the abundant, overflowing, vibrant life that is the more-than-human world that makes us possible. Do you see how the sequoias here are […]

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Photomontage: Mark Gonnerman, Lushan Temple Entrance, and the Xiang River in Changsha, PRC

A photomontage showing Mark Gonnerman in front of the entrance to Lushan Temple on Yuelu Mountain behind Hunan University and on Orange Island in the Xiang River that runs through Changsha. Lushan Temple (麓山寺) was founded as the Hui Guangming Temple (慧光明寺) in 268 CE. I went there as a visiting professor to lecture and teach courses on the Beats […]

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Botanist Tim Hogan Reviews Eileen Crist’s Abundant Earth and Writes on “The Green World”

Tim Hogan, Zen Mountain Man and Collections Manager of Botany at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Museum of Natural History, just shared his review of Eileen Crist’s Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization (University of Chicago Press, 2019). After quoting Paul Shephard saying that “the ‘civilized mind’ attempts to simplify and level the world, whereas the […]

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Saburo Hasegawa and Isamu Noguchi Exhibition (Yokohama! Queens! San Francisco!) and Books

The other day, Meri Mitsuyoshi caught a Wall Street Journal article introducing Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan. This exhibition opened at Japan’s Yokohama Museum of Art (January 12–March 24), is currently at the Noguchi Museum in Queens (May 1–July 14, 2019), and will be at the Asian Art Museum in […]

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Back from Kitkitdizze with Qionglin Tan and Yingying Deng from Hunan University

Professor Qionglin “Joan” Tan, Yingying “Hannah” Deng, and I visited Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze on 8 February 2019. There we caught up on news from the Center for Gary Snyder Studies Joan founded at Hunan University in 2015. Joan, Gary, Hannah (8Feb19) Professor Tan’s advisee, Ms. Deng, a Changsha native, is enjoying a dissertation research year at UC Berkeley. Gary […]

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