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Peter Levitt

Peter Levitt is the author of ten books of poetry and three of prose, including A Flock of Fools, Ancient Buddhist Tales of Wisdom and Laughter, which he co-translated and retold with Kazuaki Tanahashi. Peter served as Associate Editor of Shobo Genzo: Zen Master Dogen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, edited by Tanahashi. He has published fiction and translations from Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. In 1989 Levitt received the prestigious Lannan Foundation Award in Poetry. He has been practicing Zen since the late 1960’s and is a lay Zen teacher in the Suzuki Roshi lineage. He leads the Salt Spring Zen Circle on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, where he and his family reside.