The Book

Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei is a book of poetry by Pain Not Bread.  It is also a conversation with the past, a meditation on the nature of translation, and a profoundly gentle work of exquisite beauty.

It can be found here, at the publisher’s website:

http://www.brickbooks.ca/shop/introduction-to-the-introduction-to-wang-wei/

As well as:

Amazon.ca
Barnes & Noble
Abe Books

Here are some reviews of the book:

Pain Not Bread, Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei – reviewed by Kelly Parsons and Barbara Colebrook Peace from The Malahat Review Vol.136 (2001)

Pain not Bread a Poundian pursuit – reviewed by George Elliott Clarke from The Halifax Herald (Sunday December 31, 2000)

Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei by Pain Not Bread – reviewed by Phil Thompson, League of Canadian Poets from Poetry Spoken Here Webstore, 2000

Filtered work of Chinese master – reviewed by Bill Robertson from Saskatoon StarPhoenix (Saturday, June 9, 2001)

Entering Through A Gate of Dew – reviewed by Robyn Sarah from Books in Canada

When three writers are better than one – reviewed by Devin Crawley from Quill and Quire, May 2000

Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei by Pain Not Bread – reviewed by Sheila E. Murphy from Jacket Magazine, February 2004

Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei – reviewed by Devin Crawley from Quill and Quire, May 2000

http://www.jacketmagazine.com/25/murph-pain.html
http://49thshelf.com/Books/I/Introduction-to-the-Introduction-to-Wang-Wei

 

Here is an interview:

Hand in Glove: The Poetic Collaborations of Kim Maltman & Roo Borson — Ann Ireland  Numéro Cinq Magazine– October 2014

And here are readings from the book:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYb__R4ZARo&feature=plcp&context=C4d79246VDvjVQa1PpcFMHrvZAUsH8kuu8txHDaZSYgkxJ2jvqN3o%3D

 

I came across this book thanks to a graduate course in Contemporary Canadian Poetry and Poetics taught by Dr. Alison Calder at the University of Manitoba in 2010.

This website and the accompanying twitter feed are a digital incarnation of my final project for that course.

 

As the Tweets of Wang Wei grows, so will this website.  If you find additional locations, online or offline, where this book can be obtained, please let me know and I will add them here.  Likewise, if you find additional reviews, let me know and I will add them.