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  • Mirabaiby Robert Bly; Jane Hirshfield

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 14.00

    Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert... more...

  • Day into Nightby Gunther Klinge; Ann Atwood

    Tuttle Publishing 1980; US$ 3.99

    "This is a beautiful book for all seasons! Gunther Klinge illustrates that the difference between oriental and western mind is a myth and fantasy. His haiku never startle, never strain." ?Book News Previews In this exquisite collection of haiku, accomplished haiku author Gunther Klinge takes us on a journey through the days and nights of each of... more...

  • The Circleby David Lloyd

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 2.99

    David Lloyd's verses are a genuine contribution to the literature of haiku. They capture an image, a moment in time, and engrave it in the memory for all time. This is the mark of good haiku, as indeed it is of good verse in general. His haiku can excite the senses, as in: See the sharp needles forever sewing the sky To the pine branches. Free of... more...

  • Du Fuby Fu Du; David Young

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00

    Du Fu (712?770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry?still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu?s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each ?chapter? of poems preceded... more...

  • Pageant of Seasonsby Helen Stiles Chenoweth

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 2.99

    This is a collection of Japanese haiku written by an American poet Helen Chenoweth. The author has used a language that is all American in association, but very much enriched by her love for things Japanese. "Poetry in Japan is as universal as air. It is read by everybody, composed by almost everybody, irrespective of class and condition." This... more...

  • The Interior Landscape: Classical Tamil Love Poemsby A. K. Ramanujan; A. K. Ramanujan

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    In The Interior Landscape the great Indian poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in  a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters?the lovers, relatives, friends, rivals, and sundry passersby?and... more...

  • Face at the Bottom of the World and Other Poemsby Hagiwara Sakutaro; Graeme Wilson; York Wilson

    Tuttle Publishing 1969; US$ 3.99

    Face at the Bottom of the World and Other Poems is a collection of Japanese poetry by master poet, Hagiwara Sakutaro. Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942) is generally recognized in Japan as the best poet to have emerged since contact was re-established with the outside world. His work represents the astonishing achievement in the poetic field of General... more...

  • Japan: Theme and Variationsby Charles E. Tuttle

    Tuttle Publishing 1959; US$ 3.99

    This collection of Japanese poetry contains over 200 poems by some 153 Americans writing of their impressions and experiences of Japan. If Japan forms the theme of the poems collected here, the variations are certainly the deep feeling so many Americans have come to have for Japan and the Japanese People. And the Resulting Choral is, we are convinced,... more...

  • Typhoon! Typhoon!by Lucile Maxfield Bogue

    Tuttle Publishing 1969; US$ 2.99

    This collection of haiku poetry by a western poet is a wonderful contribution to the world of Japanese poetry. Alone in a tiny house in the Japanese countryside, Lucile Bogue awoke one night to experience her first typhoon. With the house shaking and rattling, the wind howling, and the rain pouring down in torrents, she was afraid for the first... more...

  • A Maze of Stars and Spring Waterby Bing Xin

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 12.99

    A Maze of Stars & Spring Water is a collection of poems directly inspired by the poetic forms that emerged after the May Fourth Movement. Specifically, the ?mini poem,? which by Bing Xin?s own admission, hadn?t quite existed before she started experimenting with its form. Inspired by Tagore?s Stray Birds, she started gathering her ?scattered and... more...