As a poet, translator, and editor, Nathaniel Tarn is one of the signal voices of the New American Writing. Additionally, he is a distinguished anthropologist, one of the crucial figures in the field of ethno poetics, and the founding editor of Cape Editions and the Cape-Golliard Press. For three decades his essays have appeared in such journals as New Literary History, America Poetry, Alcheringa, Diogenes, Sub-stance, and Temblor. They are collected here for the first time. Topics range from the politics of literature, Language Poetry, and the work of Pablo Neruda, Andre Breton, and Paul Celan to messianic Buddhism and Mayan religious conflict. Lively and erudite, Views from the Weaving Mountain offers Tarn at his provocative best.