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- Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80
This book gathers four decades of writing, published in collections from Brunizem in 1988 to Pure Lizard in 2008. It maps the poet?s trajectory, following her exile from her homeland, India, and her mother tongue, Gujarati, to the landscapes and languages of the USA and then Europe. Urgent, compassionate and inventive, Bhatt?s work forms a uniquely... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00
This book brings together fresh research from experts on contemporary Chinese poetry, built upon one of the most glorious poetic traditions of any civilization in the world yet historically neglected by scholars in English. This comprehensive volume offers readable and provocative treatments of many of the most important Chinese poets of our age. more...
- Counterpoint 2003; US$ 15.00
Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself by brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse form is a superb means of studying Zen modes of thought and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confines the poet to vital experience. Here haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-94) ? the greatest Japanese... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00
In a culture where poetry is considered the highest form of human language, Gendun Chopel is revered as Tibet’s greatest modern poet. Born in 1903 as British troops were preparing to invade his homeland, Gendun Chopel was identified at any early age as the incarnation of a famous lama and became a Buddhist monk, excelling in the debating courtyards... more...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 25.45
Three of the most renowned praise poems to the Prophet, the mantle odes span the arc of Islamic history from Muhammad's lifetime, to the medieval Mamluk period, to the modern colonial era. Over the centuries, they have informed the poetic and religious life of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Suzanne Pinckney ... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 24.00
One book to be read two ways! This is a delightful collection of children's poems and includes ideas on inspiring creativity in young people. 160 children took part in poetry writing workshops led by a group of Hong Kong's foremost poets. Their poems shed an intriguing light on life in Hong Kong, seen by a new generation. more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 40.00
In this biography of Tsar The-yun, centenarian poet, calligrapher, and qin master, Yung tells the story of a life steeped in the refined arts faithful to the traditional way of the Chinese literati. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
This is the most authoritative and concise book on Japanese haiku available: what it is, how it developed, and how it is practiced in both Japanese and English. While many haiku collections are available to Western readers, few books combine both translated haiku with haiku written originally in English, along with an analysis of individual poems... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 8.95
Awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore (1861— 1941) is considered the most important poet of modern-day India. He was also a distinguished author, educator, social reformer, and philosopher. Today, Tagore along with Mahatma Gandhi are prized as the foremost intellectual and spiritual advocates of India's liberation... more...