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  • 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...

  • Chinese Poetic Writingby Francois Cheng; Donald A. Riggs; Jerome P. Seaton

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 19.95

    Revised and Updated Edition   Since its first publication in French in 1977, Chinese Poetic Writing has been considered by many to be the most innovative study of Chinese poetry ever written, as well as a profound and remarkable meditation on the nature of poetry itself. As the American poet Gustaf Sobin wrote, two years after the book?s appearance,... more...

  • Chinese Rhyme-Proseby Burton Watson; Lucas Klein

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Selected as one of the sixty-five masterpieces for the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works The fu , or rhyme-prose, is a major poetic form in Chinese literature, most popular between the 2nd century b.c. and 6th century a.d. Unlike what is usually considered Chinese poetry, it is a hybrid of prose and rhymed verse, more expansive than... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Basho; Asataro Miyamori

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    With the utmost economy and skill, the haiku poet paints a vast mural on a narrow canvas. Working within the strict 17-syllable limits of the traditional Japanese form, Matsuo Basho (1644?1694) and other masters evoke elements of the natural world to conjure up timeless moods and emotions. This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works... more...

  • 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$ 16.95

    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...

  • The Collected Poems of Li Heby J. D. Frodsham

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 22.95

    Li He is the bad-boy poet of the late Tang dynasty. He began writing at the age of seven and died at twenty-six from alcoholism or, according to a later commentator, ?sexual dissipation,? or both. An obscure and unsuccessful relative of the imperial family, he would set out at dawn on horseback, pause, write a poem, and toss the paper away. A servant... more...

  • The Coming Indoors and Other Poemsby Bernard Lionel Einbond

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 0.99

    This collection of haiku poetry from Bernard Lionel Einbond is a spectacular. Part one includes Rising Darkness, Countenances of the Poor, and The Coming Indoors, then part two concludes with Insomnia in Haiku Form. Each poem expressed paints a simple mental picture of each experience with Bernard: -The bright one star in the black wide skyobserve... more...

  • Cosmophiliaby Rahat Kurd

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 16.95

    One of the first books of poetry to bring reflections on Kashmiri Muslim cultural and religious iconography to the page. 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...

  • 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...