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This Tank Full of Dreams: Buddhism, Poetry, and the Beats

Emory Libraries
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Please register at http://emorylib.info/beatsandbuddhism.
A celebration in the Woodruff Library's Jones Room of the rich connections and intersections between Eastern traditions and American poetry. The evening will feature Emory faculty reading Buddhist poems in their original languages, including Japanese, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Pali, and Chinese. Students will then read Beat poetry in English, responding to the Buddhist tradition. A reception will accompany the readings. Co-sponsored by the Rose Library and Emory’s Department of Religion. The event is presented in conjunction with the Emory Libraries exhibition “The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940-1975,” on view in the Schatten Gallery until May 15. http://emorylib.info/exhibitions.