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  • 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$ 21.46

    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$ 12.86

    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...

  • Narrow Road to the Interiorby Matsuo Basho; Sam Hamill; Stephen Addiss

    Shambhala 2006; US$ 17.99

    Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644?1694)?who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty?is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts... more...

  • The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetryby J.P. Seaton

    Shambhala 2006; US$ 21.99

    In traditional Chinese culture, poetic artistry held a place that was unrivaled by any other single talent, and was a source of prestige and even of political power. In this rich collection, J. P. Seaton introduces the reader to the main styles of Chinese poetry and the major poets, from the classic Shih Ching to the twentieth century. Seaton has a... more...