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J. P. Seaton is Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The first of his several books of Chinese poetry in translation, The Wine of Endless Life: Taoist Drinking Songs from the Yuan Dynasty, (Ardis, 1978, White Pine, 1985,1991) is celebrating its twentieth year in print. His most recent is I Don't Bow to Buddhas: Selected Poems of Yuan Mei (Copper canyon, 1997). His work has been recently anthologized in A Book of Luminous Things, edited by Czeslaw Milosz, in the Norton Anthology World Poetry, and in The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry, edited by J.D. McClatchy. His translation of selected chapters of the Chuang Tzu, with the poet Sam Hamill, appeared in May of 1998 from Shambhala. He collaborated with Ursula K. LeGuin on her version of the Tao Te Ching.


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