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Books by Red Pine, pen name of Bill Porter

go to bottom for links to interviews and articles

Bill's a dear friend whose work I greatly admire. His translations reflect a lifetime of in-depth study and work including conferring with Chinese scholars in China. - DC

Bill uses Red Pine for translations and Bill Porter for his own work which so far includes two titles: The Road to Heaven and one not on this list because it's coming out in September of '08 - Zen Baggage, Counterpoint or maybe Shoemaker and Hoard depending on what the publisher Jack Shoemaker calls it. 

The Platform Sutra: the Zen Teaching of Hui-neng, Shoemaker & Hoard, Berkeley, CA, 2006

The Heart Sutra: the Womb of Buddhas, Shoemaker & Hoard, Washington D.C., 2004

Poems of the Masters: China’s Classic Anthology of T’ang and Sung Dynasty Verse, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA, 2003

The Diamond Sutra: the Perfection of Wisdom, Counterpoint Press, Washington D.C., 2002

The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain: Revised and Expanded, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA, 2000

The Zen Works of Stonehouse: the Poems and Talks of a 14th Century Chinese Hermit, Mercury House, San Francisco, CA, 1999

The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China (w/ Mike O’Connor), Wisdom Publications, Boston, MA, 1998

Lao-tzu’s Taoteching: Selected Commentaries of the Past 2,000 Years, Mercury House, San Francisco, CA, 1996

Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom, Mercury House, San Francisco,  CA, 1995

Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits, Mercury House, San Francisco, CA, 1993

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, North Point Press, Berkeley, CA, 1993

 P’u Ming’s Oxherding Pictures and Verses, Empty Bowl, Port Townsend, WA, 1983

The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA 1983

Bill's Wikipedia page  

Kyoto Journal Interview  - photo

Seattle Times Interview

Red Pine on Tricycle without need to subscribe:
You can use the links on this page to help people find Red Pine's books in libraries near them:
[Thanks to Jordan Rothstein of BayVajra dot info (Bay Area Tibetan Buddhsim) 
for sending the Tricycle and library links and a couple of new links - dc - 12-17-11]

A page on Bill in Mountain Songs web site - with good photo. This appears to be a site dedicated to Chinese poetry.

A page on the site of Copper Canyon Press with links to reviews and more

Journalist presents relationship of environment to Chinese society - article

Tree In Winter Here's a guy who's down on Bill. It all started with Bill believing something his father had told him or misunderstanding something his father had said. Bill told me to put this in to make the record complete. - DC

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