A new version of a long poem by J H Martin, inspired by Charlie Parker, which in its previous incarnation received an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize competition, judged by Michael McClure, and part of the 4th Annual Jazz and Beat Festival: Beyond the Beat Generation, Davis, California.
八詩 (8 Poems)
Inspired by tales of the Eight Immortals (八仙), this short collection is in itself a journey of the spirit. Dream-like in essence but grounded by nature, the eight poems in this digital collection vibrate with an energy that is both universal and personal, as they weave their interconnected paths through this world and others.
Available now for free, you can read/download a PDF copy of the collection here.
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