Paul W. Morris

Paul W. Morris has been involved with the website in several capacities since early 2001, including editor, marketing consultant, event producer, and contributor. He was an editor at Viking Penguin and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review before becoming a freelance gun for hire. He’s killed time at Entertainment Weekly and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia staring into the abyss, but nothing stared back. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including his introduction to a recent translation of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha. The former Director of Literary Programs at PEN America and Vice President of the Authors Guild, he currently serves as the Executive Director of the literary nonprofit House of SpeakEasy. He lives in New York City.

Recent Posts by Paul W.

Killing the Buddha

Walking and Witnessing

For several years, I treated this unhappy anniversary as though it were sacred, like a national or religious holiday, taking a personal day off from work to walk the city streets, across bridges, through parks, along rivers, looking east and west out over the water on bright blue sky days to remember what was lost,…

Killing the Buddha

Human of Steel

How purist fans survive the wait for the new Superman.

Crumb’s Genesis

Keep on truckin’ in the Garden of Eden.

Ouga Chaka Zen

With a pie in the face or a poke in the eye, the rhyme and reason of Buddhism remains as elusive as ever.

Signs of the Father

Has God been reduced to cinematic sleights-of-hand?

Unbearable Lightness

Lingering ghosts and bright ideas at Ground Zero.

The Lord, and the Rings

Can Hollywood answer the perennial question: Who was Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?

Waking Up

Zen and the art of running from a crumbling tower.