• Pilgrim's Poems

    Author(s):
    Steve McCarty (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Poetics and Poetry
    Subject(s):
    Mysticism, American poetry, Twentieth century, Religious poetry, Poetry
    Item Type:
    Poetry
    Tag(s):
    mystical experience, 20th-century American poetry
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nntm-rd32
    Abstract:
    Selections from the author's first volume of poetry, composed from 1970-1973 in Boston and the South Shore of Massachusetts; Nova Scotia and Western Ontario, Canada; Mountain View and Santa Clara, California; the Lama Foundation above Taos, New Mexico; and finally Lanikai, Kailua on Oahu island, Hawaii, where it was self-published in 1973. While the author was at Northeastern University, "Planter's Hymn" in this volume was selected for the Annual Anthology of College Poetry (Los Angeles: National Poetry Press).
    Notes:
    In a journey characteristic of the late 60s and early 70s, the author was at the Woodstock Music Festival, then to go west, meeting such figures as Alan Watts, Ram Dass, and Allen Ginsberg. The author had embraced Asian religions and generic meditation at Northeastern University before changing from physics to Greek philosophy, particularly Plato. That abiding interest led the author finally to an Asian studies academic career with an international family in Japan.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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