Shaking the Grass for Dew

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Poetry. Nature. East-West traditions. Richard Lewis with SHAKING THE GRASS FOR DEW, his first collection of original work, can be seen, perhaps, as the modern Western equivalent of the great nature poets of the East--Wang Wei and Han-Shan come to mind. Richard Lewis writes a kind of surreal metaphysics untamed and unlike anything being written in America today. The Neruda of Tao-inspired poems, Lewis's longer Issa-like, haiku-like poems are fresh with the dew from whence they came: a place deep in the spirit of nature. An ...

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