The Real People of Wind and Rain
|The Real People of Wind and Rain
The Real People of Wind and Rain is Andrew Schelling’s new collection of essays and translations.The scope and range of these works are remarkable: essays on ethnopoetics and ecopoetics, on Post Coyote Poetics, Zen and the Precepts of Baseball combine with new translations of poems from Sanskrit, a celebration of the work of Jamie de Angulo, and a revealing memoir in which Schelling travels to Stockholm to witness his father receive the Nobel Prize for Economics, to mention just a few of the gems in this collection.
As Jed Rasula remarks, “If Maurice Sendak hadn’t gotten there first, this lovely set of notes and meditations could be called Where the Wild Things Are. It’s a delight to encounter these Real People of Wind and Rain courtesy of Andrew Schelling, traveler in time and space alike, and seasoned guide to the ‘international archaic,’ that serendipitous realm where everything is ‘smouldering and vulnerable.”