Saturday, August 15, 2015

Cold Mountain (30-min Documentary by Mike Hazard and Deb Wallwork)

Dear multitudes:As a supplement to our reading of  『寒山詩』(筑摩書房 1986) / Cold Mountain: 100 poems by Tang Poet Hanshan (tr. Watson; Study Guide forthcoming), you will want to watch this documentary about the poet known as Hanshan 寒山, or "Cold Mountain." Recorded on location in China, America, and Japan, the documentary features Burton Watson, Gary Snyder, others.

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

St. Nicholas Park at Night

ever since I come here everybody be telling me whatever you do do not walk through St. Nicholas Park at night somebody just got popped twelve times there last month but what am I supposed to do when me and my boy Aaron T are out walking through South Bronx at two a.m. and can't get home except by crossing through that park armed with nothing but his Skittles and my heteroglossia for no sooner do we reach the safety threshold than some guard come running out saying next time better use the free shuttle cause no body with a brain ever walk through that park this late at night。

Monday, August 3, 2015

City College of New York Trip, Day 1

We are safely arrived at City College of New York, the first free public institution of higher institution in the US;at our dormitory welcome reception I was asked to give a toast;not knowing what to say, I repeated the words of the university's founder (who also happens to be the first US diplomat to Japan),Townsend Harris (1804-1878): "Open the doors to all! Let the children of the rich and the poor take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct, and intellect."