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  • Everything Yearned Forby Francisca Cho; David R McCann

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 15.00

    "Manhae never considered himself a poet, but his powerful words have been captured sensitively and brilliantly by translator Francisca Cho. The words conjure sad, beautiful images and evoke the true splendor of Manhae's native Korea. Cho has nailed Manhae's distinctive, poetic prose with her graceful translation. Cho provides detailed analyses of the... more...

  • Everything Yearned Forby Francisca Cho; David R McCann

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    "Manhae never considered himself a poet, but his powerful words have been captured sensitively and brilliantly by translator Francisca Cho. The words conjure sad, beautiful images and evoke the true splendor of Manhae's native Korea. Cho has nailed Manhae's distinctive, poetic prose with her graceful translation. Cho provides detailed analyses of the... more...

  • Miyazawa Kenjiby Kenji Miyazawa; Hiroaki Sato

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    The poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) was an early twentieth-century Japanese modernist who today is known worldwide for his poetry and stories as well as his devotion to Buddhism. Miyazawa Kenji: Selections collects a wide range of his poetry and provides an excellent introduction to his life and work. Miyazawa was a teacher of agriculture by profession... 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$ 15.98

    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

    "Japanese poets of the 20th century have come vividly to life in this anthology, giving the reader excellent, memorable material showing work in the old forms and new ways of writing tanka, haiku and free verse." --Modern Haiku Although living amid continuous change, the poet has chosen to help us see the things that have outlasted all changes: bamboo... more...

  • Mapping the Nationby Sheshalatha Reddy

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 49.50

    Focusing specifically on the poetic construction of India, ‘Mapping the Nation’ offers a broad selection of poetry written by Indians in English during the period 1870–1920. more...

  • Bhavaby U R Ananthamurthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 15.28

    A compelling tale of mystery, passion and spiritual exploration seventy-year-old Shastri; A reciter of Harikatha, encounters an Ayyappa pilgrim on a train. Around the pilgrim's neck is a Sri chakra amulet which looks like one that belonged to Saroja, Shastri's first wife. But Shastri thought he had killed Saroja years before, believing she was pregnant... more...

  • Everything Begins Elsewhereby Tishani Doshi

    Copper Canyon Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The American debut of Tishani Doshi, an Indian poet-novelist-dancer who explores the exhilarating “underworld of longing and deliverance.? more...

  • Pure Lizardby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2008; US$ 16.99

    In this new collection of poetry that juxtaposes images such as organic sunflowers in Pennsylvania with sunflowers grown out of the toxic soil of Chernobyl, transformation and the natural world are central themes. Poems that respond to the work of composers Telemann, Bob Zieff, and Philip Glass are included, as is a poetic correspondence with the... more...