16 drawings


By Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz
Illustrations by Yoshiko Shimano



Breaths is a poetic exploration of Budo (the Japanese martial arts) and Zen. It delves into the relationship between these two traditions and projects their spirit onto the textures of everyday life. The poems balance action, energy, meditation, and contemplation on how to live attentively and actively in the world. Accompanied by Yoshiko Shimano's eloquent prints, these poems will energize and captivate readers while inviting them to seek their own paths to illumination.

Part of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series

Subjects: Poetry

Contributor Bios
Eleuterio Santiago-Díaz is an associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of New Mexico.
Yoshiko Shimano is a printmaker and an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited extensively in Japan, Canada, and the United States.