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  • Mapping the Nationby Sheshalatha Reddy

    Anthem Press 2012; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Gitanjaliby Rabindranath Tagore; William Radice

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Described by Rabindranath Tagore as ?revelations of my true self?, the poems and songs of Gitanjali established the writer?s literary talent worldwide. They include eloquent sonnets such as the famous ?Where the mind is without fear?, intense explorations of love, faith and nature (?Light, oh where is the light??) and tender evocations of childhood... 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...

  • A String of Flowers, Untied . . .by Murasaki Shikibu; Jane Reichhold

    Stone Bridge Press 2001; US$ 18.95

    The love poetry of the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki comes alive in an all-new translation. more...

  • Incense Treeby Louise Ho

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 26.00

    Louise Ho is a Chinese poet from Hong Kong who finds her feet in English. Since her first publications more than thirty years ago, her poetry collected here has been a reflection of the fortunes of the city and its people, their hopes and anxieties, their achievements, crises, dispersals and renewals. more...

  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan , being a translation of the Hyaku-nin-isshiu , was originally collected in the thirteenth century. One of the most popular anthologies of Japanese classical poetry, this collection comprises love poems and "picture poems" describing scenes from nature in tanka form, thumbnail sketches compressed into thirty-one syllables.... more...

  • Tamil Love Poetryby Martha Ann Selby

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry and known to be a work of enduring importance. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology renders the five landscapes of reciprocal love distinctive to the genre:... more...

  • Pure Lizardby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.51

    Born in India, her mother tongue Gujurati, educated in America and now living in Germany, Sujata Bhatt in her writing bridges continents, languages and identities. In Pure Lizard she further explores the dislocations and transformations first encountered in her acclaimed first collection Brunizem (1988). A being with 'pure lizard' skin appears as... more...

  • Voice Carried My Familyby Robert Sullivan

    Auckland University Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    Love and the rearticulation of New Zealand mythology from a Polynesian perspective are the central themes of this new collection of Hawaii-based Maori poetry. The poems open up two cultural traditions?a Polynesian oral tradition and a written European tradition?with subjects that range from ancient myths to the complexity and moral ambiguity of the... more...

  • Cowby Hawthorne Susan

    Spinifex Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Cow leaps and flies into imaginative realms carrying mythology and language. Cow creates the universe and travels through the sky as a herd of stars. An intriguing rewriting of myth, this book of poems takes the reader on a journey through the history of languages and symbolic traditions. more...