Today's poem is "Spider Woman"
from Sad Jazz

Sheep Meadow Press

Tony Barnstone is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and English at Whittier College, and has published his poetry, fiction, essays and translations in dozens of major American journals. His books include Impure: Poems (1999); The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry (with Chou Ping, 2005); The Art of Writing: Teachings of the Chinese Masters (with Chou Ping, 1996); Out of the Howling Storm: The New Chinese Poetry (1993); Laughing Lost in the Mountains: Poems of Wang Wei (with Willis Barnstone and Xu Haixin, 1991); and the textbooks Literatures of the Middle East (with Willis Barnstone, 2002), Literatures of Asia, Africa and Latin America (with Willis Barnstone, 1999). Born in Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Barnstone lived for years in Greece, Spain, Kenya and China before taking his Masters in English and Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English Literature at UC Berkeley.

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