Red Pine

Bill Porter

born 1943, Los Angeles, California

grew up in northern Idaho

served in the US Army

attended U.C. Santa Barbara and graduate school at Columbia University

dropped out of Columbia halfway through a Ph.D. program in anthropology in 1972

lived in a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan

worked for English-language radio stations in Taiwan and Hong Kong

published translations include the complete poems of Cold Mountain (Han-shan), Pickup (Shih-te), and Big Shield (Feng-kan), as well as the works of Stonehouse (Shih-wu), Sung Po-jen (for which he was awarded a PEN West translation prize), and Lao-tzu (for which he was a finalist for the same award)

author of Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits

currently lives in Port Townsend, Washington

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