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Li Po (also transliterated as Li Pai or Li Bai) was raised in Szechwan in western China. He traveled widely throughout China in his life.

In his 40s, he was appointed to a high academy position by the emperor in recognition of his work, but he was later exiled for political reasons. He then worked in the service of a southern prince who rose up in rebellion. When that prince lost his struggle, Li Po was exiled a second time, but eventually pardoned.

Li Po's poetry is particularly known for its elegance. It suggests a certain serene poise in relationship to the world and the quiet mind observing it.

Poems by Li Bai

Recommended Books: Li Bai

The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library) Endless River: Li Po and Tu Fu: A Friendship in Poetry Li Pai: 200 Selected Poems A Feast of Lanterns
Three Chinese Poets: Translations of Poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu More Translations from the Chinese The Selectec Poems of Li Po Li Po and Tu Fu: Poems

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Li Po

Several poems online and a few articles, including one discussion Li Po's connection with Taoist alchemy.

Li Po

Brief biography notes and several poems online.

Li Po: Poetry Archives @;author=16

A good selection of Li Po poems online.

Translated Chinese Poetry: Poems by Li Po

Several poems translated.
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