Works


Books

New World Dharma: Encounters with Buddhist Teachers, Writers and Leaders. SUNY Press, 2016.   
 
The Literary Storefront: the Glory Years.  Mother Tongue Press, 2015.  
 
Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World.  Ed. with Frank Stewart.  Manoa. Univ. Hawaii Press, 2013.    

The Lotus Singers:  Contemporary Stories from South Asia. Ed.  Cheng & Tsui, 2011.

Along the Rim: the Best of Pacific Rim Review of Books, Vol. II. Ed. with R. Olafson.  Ekstasis, 2011.  

Making Waves: Reading B.C. and Pacific Northwest Literature. Ed. Anvil Press, 2010.

Another Kind of Paradise: Short Stories from the New Asia-Pacific. Ed. Cheng & Tsui, 2009. 
The Pillow Book of Dr.  Jazz:  Travels Along Asia’s Dharma Trail ,  Ekstasis, 2006.

Down In The Valley: Contemporary Writing of B.C.’s Fraser Valley. Ed. Ekstasis, 2004. 

Return To Stillness: Twenty Years With a Tai Chi Master.  Marlowe, 2003.

Celtic Highway: Poems & Texts. Ekstasis Press, 2002.

Giving Up Poetry: With Allen Ginsberg At Hollyhock. Banff Centre Press, 2001.           

The Supreme Way: Inner Teachings of the Southern Mountain Tao. (co-translation with  Du  Liang),  North Atlantic Press, l997.               
                   
Big Whiskers Saves The Cove. Concorde, l995.

The Colours of Heaven: Short Stories From The Pacific Rim.  Ed. Vintage, 1992.  

The Book of the Heart: Embracing the Tao (with Bella Chen). Shambhala Pub, 1990.

Closing The Circle. Heron Press, l985.

Included in Anthologies

Rocksalt: 108 P.C. Poets. Eds. M. Fertig & H. Rhensich.  Ganges: Mother Tongue, 2008.

Imagining British Columbia: Creative Nonfiction from the Federation of B.C. Writers. Daniel Francis, Ed. Anvil Press, 2008.

Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism. Shambhala, 2004.

A Lifetime of Peace: Essential Writings On Thich Nhat Hanh. Marlowe, 2003.

Nanao or Never:  Festschrift for Nanao Sakaki.  Blackberry Books, 2000.

Essays, Reviews, Commentary

Shambhala Sun, The Bloomsbury Review, Choice, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Far Eastern Economic Review, Kyoto Journal, Modern Chinese Literature, Manoa, New Asia Review, Everwild, Nguoi Viet, Chinese Pen, Contemporary  South Asia, Printed Matter Tokyo, Common  Ground,  TV Week, Western Living, Travelscene, The  Columbian,  Arts West, Performing Arts Canada, Influencial Business, Westworld, Georgia Straight, Arts Alive, Event, Outlook, North Shore News, Canadian Composer, Transit, Turning Wheel, Beat Scene, Shared Vision, etc.

Featured Essays and Criticism

“Joanne Kyger; A Bloomsday Interview in New York”.  Feature interview, Pacific Rim Review of Books.  Fall, 2008. pp. 3-4, 45-46.

“Crisis Darfur”.  Feature critical report.  The Georgia Straight.  Vol. 43. No. 2120, Aug. 7, 2008.  pp 35-36.

“Working the Seiners in Barkley Sound,” creative non-fiction in IMAGINING BRITISH COLUMBIA: Land, Memory & Place. Daniel Francis, ed.  Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2008. pp. 41-52.

“And So Make Peace…”:an Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston”.  Bloomsbury Review.  January, 2008.

“On the Dharma Trail: A 70s Bradford Experience”, in BRADFORD CHAPTERS: Episodes in the History of a City.  Bob Duckett, ed.  Leeds, U.K: Propagator Press, 2008.  pp. 87-100.

“The Bedrock of Practice: an Interview with Sulak Sivaraksa”,  Seeds of Peace, Santi Pracha Dhamma Institute, Bangkok, Thailand.  Dec., 2007.

“The War Against the Imagination”: Interview and review of  Revolutionary Letters.  Diane di Prima.  Last Gasp.  Pacific Rim Review of Books. Winter, 2007.

“Back On The Fire: an Interview with Gary Snyder”, Bloomsbury Review.  July-August, 2007.

“What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been”: 25 Years of the Federation of BC Writers.  Wordworks.  July, 2007.

Everywhere Being Is Dancing & The Tree of Meaning.  Robert Bringhurst.  Gaspereau Press.  Pacific Rim Review of Books. Spring, 2008. 

“A Lion In Winter”: reviews:  The Fire: Collected Essays; The Holy Forest: Collected Poems.  Robin Blaser, Univ. California. Vancouver Sun, Jan. 20, 2007.

Book of Longing, by Leonard Cohen, M & S.  Pacific Rim Review of Books.  Fall, 2006.

“Native American in the Land of the Shogun”, by Frederick Schodt.  Stone Bridge. Kyoto Journal. June, 2006.

Feature review: “Gary Snyder’s Wild Medicine: Danger On Peaks”, Shoemaker & Hoard, NY. (Dragonfly Review, Syndicated, Jan. 2005).  

Miscellaneous

Commissioned Composition:  Wording of Malcolm Lowry Memorial Marker Stone, The Malcolm 
Lowry Walk, at Cates Park, North Vancouver, B.C.   Public unveiling, Oct. 14, 2005. 

Selected Festival-Conference Presentations

Opening Session Presentation, “Asian Wisdom Traditions, Ecological Poetics and Allen Ginsberg.” 4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Oct. 28, 2015.

Presenter, “On GeoActivism”.  With Eric de Place, Sightlines Institute. Cascadia Poetry Festival. Seattle University,   May 4, 2014.

Moderator, “Reading Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World”.  AWP Conference. Seattle. March 1, 2014.

Presenter, “Reconciliation & Indigenization - Antidotes to the Wounds of History”. UFV Residential School Day of Learning and Reconciliation.  Sept. 18, 2013.

Presenter, “The Ecological Poetics of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder.” Canada-India Scholarly Exchange. University of Mumbai, Kalina, India.  Nov. 2012.

Conference Keynote Presentation, “Poets and Writers of the Emerging Cascadia-Pacific Region”. Cascadia Poetry Conference, Seattle, Washington. March 24, 2012.

Presenter, “Ecosystems, Mandalas and Watersheds: The Dharma Citizenship of Gary Snyder”. At Tools of the Sacred, Techniques of the Secular: Awakening, Epiphany and Doubt in Contemporary English Language Poetry.  ULB, Bruxelles, Belgium.  May, 2010.  

Presenter, “Rethinking Creative Non-fiction”. Seminar presentation, Canadian Authors Assn.  National Conference, Victoria, B.C.  June 26, 2010.

Moderator: “The Cracked Mirror—Reflecting Social and Political Realities Through Fiction.” Vancouver International Writers Festival.  With David Davidar, Jakob Arjouni, Edeet Ravel, Ian Holding.  Vancouver, Oct. 20, 2007.

Public Commissions  

Excerpt selected from The Literary Storefront for the inaugural Vancouver Public Library’s Literary Landmarks series; Water St., Gastown.  2016.

Invited to select Dorothy Livesay excerpt from The Unquiet Bed for new City of North Vancouver Library Plaza entrance.

Commissioned to compose wording of Malcolm Lowry Memorial Heritage Marker, Cates Park, North Vancouver, 2005.

Commissioned to write wording of The Varley Trail Memorial at Rice Lake, honouring Group of Seven artist Frederick Varley, North Vancouver, Sept. 1998.

With sculptor Chung Hung, invited to co-translate wording of The Goddess of Democracy Memorial, Student Union Building, UBC, Vancouver, honouring victims of the Tiananmen Massacre, Beijing. 1989.