PZI Events Calendar
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F E A T U R E D
Sunday Zen: John Tarrant next on December 4
Year’s End Open Temple: November 7–December 30
NEW DATE: Buddha’s Life in Your Life with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley on December 11
SAVE THE DATES: Winter Sesshin, January 31–February 5
ZEN LUMINARIES: Jon Joseph in Conversation with Essayist Lewis Hyde
February 20, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree – $12
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Official Short Bio
Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. His 1983 book, The Gift, illuminates and defends the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Trickster Makes This World (1998) uses a group of ancient myths to argue for the disruptive intelligence that all cultures need if they are to remain lively and open to change. Common as Air (2010) is a spirited defense of our “cultural commons,” that vast store of ideas, inventions, and works of art that we have inherited from the past and continue to enrich in the present.
Hyde’s most recent book, A Primer for Forgetting, explores the many situations in which forgetfulness is more useful than memory—in myth, personal psychology, politics, art & spiritual life. A MacArthur Fellow and former director of undergraduate creative writing at Harvard University, Hyde taught writing and American literature for many years at Kenyon College. Now retired, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife, the writer Patricia Vigderman.
Lewis Hyde is a national treasure, one of the true superstars of nonfiction.
—David Foster Wallace
Join us on Monday for a lively conversation with special guest Lewis Hyde. All are welcome. Register to participate.