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  • Empty Chairsby Xia Liu

    Graywolf Press 2015; US$ 12.00

    The first publication of the poetry of Liu Xia, wife of the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient Liu Xiaobo I didn't have a chance to say a word before you became a character in the news, everyone looking up to you as I was worn down at the edge of the crowd just smoking and watching the sky. A new myth, maybe, was forming... more...

  • Sea Summitby Yi Lu; Fiona Sze-Lorrain

    Milkweed Editions 2015; US$ 12.99

    Influenced by both the gray, sinister sea? that came ashore where her artist parents were sent during the Cultural Revolution, and the beauty of the sea in the books she read as a child, Sea Summit is a collection of paradox and questioning. The sea is an impossible force to the poet: It is both a destructive force that predates man, and something... more...

  • A Zen Harvestby Soiku Shigematsu

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 7.39

    One of the vital aspects of traditional Rinzai Zen koan study in Japan is jakugo , or capping-phrase exercises. When Zen students have attained sufficient mastery of meditation or concentration, they are given a koan (such as the familiar ?What is the sound of one hand clapping??) to study. When the student provides a satisfactory response to the... more...

  • Finding Them Goneby Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    A fast-paced travelogue to modern China with Red Pine, who searches for poets' graves and pays homage with Kentucky bourbon. more...

  • Brocade River Poemsby Xue Tao; Jeanne Larsen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Xue Tao (A.D. 768-831) was well known as a poet in an age when all men of learning were poets--and almost all women were illiterate. As an entertainer and official government hostess, she met, and impressed, many of the most talented and powerful figures of her day. As a maker of beautiful paper and a Taoist churchwoman, she maintained a life of independence... more...

  • Enough to Say It's Farby Chaesam Pak; David R. McCann; Jiwon Shin

    Princeton University Press 2006; US$ 14.95 US$ 11.96

    This is the first English translation of selected poems by one of the most important and unusual modern poets of South Korea. In contrast to the strident political protests found in the poetry of many of his contemporaries, Pak Chaesam's work is characterized by intimate portraits of place, nature, childhood, and human relationships, and by indirection,... more...

  • Silhouette of Reflections a Collection of Poemsby Neelam Saxena Chandra

    YS Books International 2013; US$ 24.99

    A Beautiful collection of 175 ruminating poems which will touch your heart seriously!!! more...

  • Scattered Memoriesby Giac Thanh

    Parallax Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    Published here for the first time, these fifty poems, explore his journey from young boy in Vietnam to being a leader in Thich Nhat Hanh?s monastic community. The early poems reflect childhood memories of war and destruction yet are also full of romantic and poetic imagery. His later poems convey a profound wisdom and spaciousness of heart. A Zen Master... more...

  • Poetry of Yorifumi Yaguchiby Yorifumi Yaguchi

    Good Books 2006; US$ 9.95

              Yorifumi Yaguchi is a nationally known poet in Japan. He was a child during World War II, watching while bombs split his countryside to pieces, while the neighbor girl fell prey to soldiers, while an American soldier crept into his home, hoping for rest and safety. Yaguchi's grandfather, a devout Buddhist priest, taught him peaceful ways,... more...

  • For Nirvanaby Oh-hyun Cho; Heinz Insu Fenkl

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Cho Oh-Hyun was born in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea and has lived in retreat in the mountains since becoming a novice monk at the age of seven. Writing under the Buddhist name Musan, he has composed hundreds of poems in seclusion, many in the sijo form, a relatively fixed syllabic style similar to Japanese haiku and tanka . This... more...