The audience for Taylor Stoehr’s translations from the Chinese can’t get enough of what American poets beginning with Ezra Pound make of ancient Chinese poems. They read books like this to see what the translator has done with old favorites and remember what they themselves have read of Wang Wei, Tu Fu and Li Po. Stoehr’s way with these poems is a worthy addition to the conversation.
In September 2013 Taylor Stoehr, poet, anarchist and teacher died of leukemia. He served Paul Goodman as literary executor and worked hard over the last twenty years of his life on prisoner reform.