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Maitreyabandhu

The Crumb Road

Maitreyabandhu

Publication Date : 27 Jun 2013

ISBN: 9781852249748

Pages: 65
Size :216 x 138mm
Rights: World

Poetry Book Society Recommendation

Maitreyabandhu’s thematically varied debut collection includes poems of spiritual transcendence as well as meditations on love, memory and sexuality. Sometimes comic, often elegiac, the poems convey the pleasures and terrors of childhood as well as the mystical world of fable.

Truthful, tender, and written with a kind of wonderment, the collection culminates in ‘Stephen’, an extended sequence of poems exploring a clandestine, and finally tragic, relationship between two boys.

For Maitreyabandhu – a Buddhist teacher and member of the Triratna Buddhist Order for over twenty years – The Crumb Road is an image for the unreliability of memory, and for the vital thread of human value that connects us to the spiritual world.

'Maitreyabandhu’s work beautifully, and seriously, contains the possibilities of what other traditions might call insight' – Fiona Sampson, Poetry Review.

'Maitreyabandhu’s poetry opens vistas. Reading his work is an unusual pleasure. He is a poet of journeys great and small – and the reader is privileged to be his companion' – Carol Rumens.

 

Maitreyabandhu reads from The Crumb Road

Maitreyabandhu reads from his debut collection The Crumb Road at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.


Maitreyabandhu: Poetry and the Spiritual Life

Maitreyabandhu discusses Poetry and the Spiritual Life with Martin Collins at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre. Part of the Off the Shelf Festival 2013.


  

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