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  • 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...

  • Land of the Reed Plainsby Sanko Inoue; Kenneth Yasuda

    Tuttle Publishing 1960; US$ 2.99

    This collection of Japanese poetry and paintings is a wonderful addition to the collection of any enthusiast of Japanese poetry or culture. Land of the Reed Plains presents a rare and beautiful combination of Japanese lyric genius and artistic mastery. The poetry comes from the Manyoshu , Japan's earliest and greatest anthology and masterpiece... more...

  • The Haiku Formby Joan Giroux

    Tuttle Publishing 1974; US$ 2.99

    This classic book is a collection and analysis of Japanese haiku in the English language. The Haiku is a brief poetic form expressing a moment of insight. No foreign form since the sonnet has so fascinated and challenged the poets of the English-speaking world. Yet no scholar or critic, until now, has undertaken a definitive study of the problems... more...

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyby Tao Lin

    Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23?year?old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe. more...

  • Cat Townby Sakutaro Hagiwara; Hiroaki Sato; Hiroaki Sato

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Modernist poet Sakutar? Hagiwara?s first published book, Howling at the Moon , shattered conventional verse forms and transformed the poetic landscape of Japan. Two of its poems were removed on order of the Ministry of the Interior for ?disturbing social customs.? Along with the entirety of Howling , this volume includes all of Blue Cat , Hagiwara's... more...

  • Classical Chinese Poetryby David Hinton; David Hinton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.75

    With this groundbreaking collection, translated and edited by the renowned poet and translator David Hinton, a new generation will be introduced to the work that riveted Ezra Pound and transformed modern poetry. The Chinese poetic tradition is the largest and longest continuous tradition in world literature, and this rich and far-reaching anthology... more...

  • To the Center of the Earthby Michael Fried

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 7.39

    To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers , as well as more recent work. For all their economy, Fried's "muscular, tense and immensely resonant" poems, to quote one critic, are among the most sensuously direct and arresting being written... more...

  • Like Haikuby Don Raye

    Tuttle Publishing 1971; US$ 2.99

    This collection of Japanese haiku by American singer and composer, Don Raye is a delightful contribution to the world of haiku written in the English language. Like Haiku sings as haiku should?of life and joy, and sorrow and the seasons. Nor is this surprising for Mr. Raye is a successful song writer. For him no subject is too trivial, and none... more...

  • The Classic Tradition of Haikuby Faubion Bowers

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    A highly distilled form of Japanese poetry, haiku consists of seventeen syllables, usually divided among three lines. Though brief, they tell a story or paint a vivid picture, leaving it to the reader to draw out the meanings and complete them in the mind's eye. Haiku often contains a hidden dualism (near and far, then and now, etc.) and has a... more...

  • 1000 Poems from the Manyoshuby Anonymous

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the Manyoshu is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national... more...