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Sam Hamill

Sam Hamill is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry including Almost Paradise: Selected Poems & Translations (2005), Dumb Luck (2002), Gratitude (1998), and Destination Zero: Poems 1970-1995 (1995). He has also published three collections of essays, including A Poet’s Work (1998), and two dozen volumes translated from ancient Greek, Latin, Estonian, Japanese, and Chinese, most recently, Tao Te Ching (2005), The Essential Chuang Tzu and The Poetry of Zen (with J.P. Seaton), Narrow Road to the Interior & Other Writings of Basho, and Crossing the Yellow River: Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese.


He is editor of The Gift of Tongues: Twenty-five Years of Poetry from Copper Canyon PressThe Erotic Spirit,Selected Poems of Thomas McGrathThe Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth (with Bradford Morrow), and Selected Poems of Hayden Carruth.