Because of the Rain

Because of the Rain

An Anthology of Korean Zen Poetry

Companions for the Journey

Translated by Won-Chun Kim and Christopher Merrill

Published by: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

96 Pages, 5.00 x 7.00 x 0.30 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781893996441
  • Published: April 2006


Buddhism was introduced to Korea via China in the fifth century and similar to China and Japan a long tradition of Zen poetry developed. This collection spans 1,500 years of this tradition with a selection of the key poets and teachers starting with Great Master Wonhyo the founder of Korean Zen Buddhism.

Christopher Merrill is directs the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.