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  • The Clouds Should Know Me By Nowby Red Pine; Mike O'Connor; Andrew Schelling; Paul Hansen; James Sanford; J.P. Seaton; Burton Watson

    Wisdom Publications 2005; US$ 15.95

    This unique collection presents the verse, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as english translations and historical introductions by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, Paul Hansen, James Sanford, and the editors, this book provides an appreciation and understanding... more...

  • Awesome Nightfallby Saigyo; William R Lafleur

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen. more...

  • Everything Yearned Forby Francisca Cho; David R McCann

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 15.00

    Manhae (1879-1944), or Han Yongun, was a Korean Buddhist (Son) monk during the era of Japanese colonial occupation (1910-1945). Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike. Everything Yearned For is a collection of 88 love poems, evocative of the mystical love poetry... more...

  • Daughters of Emptinessby Beata Grant

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Daughters of Emptiness , Beata Grant renders a great service by recovering and translating the enchanting verse - by turns assertive, observant, devout - of forty-eight nuns from sixteen centuries of imperial China. This selection of poems, along with the brief biographical accounts that accompany them, affords readers a glimpse into the extraordinary... more...

  • Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Seaby Khunu; Dalai Lama; Gareth Sparham

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Revered by many--especially His Holiness the Dalai Lama--as the very embodiment of altruism, the late Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen devoted his life to the development of bodhicitta--the aspiration to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. Presented in both English and the original Tibetan, this modern classic is a collection of... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Japanese Verseby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Jibananda Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Acclaimed by Forster and Pound, for Yeast the poet whose poetry ?stirred my blood as nothing has for years? Tagore was and remains India?s greatest writer this century. Prolific and innovatory as poet, novelist, dramatist, musician and painter, he was also a leading figure in the Nationalist movement, an intimate of Gandhi, a vastly influential educationalist... more...

  • Leaving Yuba Cityby Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.95

    Like Divakaruni's much-loved and bestselling short story collection Arranged Marriage, this collection of poetry deals with India and the Indian experience in America, from the adventures of going to a convent school in India run by Irish nuns (Growing up in Darjeeling) to the history of the earliest Indian immigrants in the U.S. (Yuba City Poems).... more...

  • Handwritingby Michael Ondaatje

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.43

    The poems in Handwriting are memories of Sri Lanka: the rituals and traditions, history and geography, the smells and tastes and colours of his first home. Here are sunless forests, cattle-bells, stilt-walkers 'with the movement of prehistoric birds'; a Buddha buried 'so roots/like fingers of a blind monk/spread for two hundred years over his face';... more...

  • Kyoto-Dwelling: Poemsby Edith Marcombe Shiffert; Kohka Saito

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99

    Edith Shiffert , called by Poetry Nippon 'one of Kyoto's living national-and international-treasures,' here writes brief poems in the form of traditional Japanese haiku for each month of the year. Taken as a whole, the poems describe an American woman's twenty five-year sojourn in Kyoto. Although living amid continuous change, the poet has chosen... more...