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  • 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...

  • The Poetic Development Of The Chinese Poet Haizi (1964-1989)by Si Li; Lin Zhao

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 239.95

    Applying the literary tool of religious and cultural comparison into the biographical and textual events, this study blazes the trail for appreciating Haizi and his poetry from a totally different perspective than the present criticism. Dr. Li examines the biographical facts, reconstructs Haizi’s mysticism as an epistemological endeavor, reinterprets... more...

  • A Study Of Twenty-first Century Andalusian Poetryby Lola Hidalgo-Calle; Daivd Seaman

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 119.95

    This work offers a fresh perspective on bilingual anthology. It’s expertly translated verses wonderfully capture the bold and vibrant contemporary Andalusian poetry of this select group of women. The added reader bonus is the inclusion of helpful and important biographical excerpts from interviews of these outstanding female poets. more...

  • Office Haikuby James Rogauskas

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    Poems! About your office! We work hard at our jobs, and in return we are frequently plagued by bad coffee, strange smells, paper cuts, other people, and, at least once a week, Mondays. So what better way to tackle the absurdities of the modern workplace--to get a little peace!--than with Zen poetry? In the first poetry collection to do just that,... more...

  • Hockey Haikuby John Poch; Chad Davidson

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    The greatest collection of hockey-related poetry this or any house has ever published, and a watershed moment in American letters. Hockey haiku is the most rarefied of the haiku genres, and it represents the perfect union of graceful brutality, ordered chaos, and the blood that courses through our veins...and onto the ice. Hockey Haiku: The... more...

  • Windfall Applesby Richard Stevenson

    Athabasca University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    The venerable tanka and her upstart cousin kyoka mingle with Kerouac?s American pop haiku in five-liner imagist poems and linked sequences. In Windfall Apples, Richard Stevenson mixes east and west with backyard barbecue and rueful reflection. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 16.91

    The poems of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and in world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects as the interplay between God and the world, the eternal and transient, and with the paradox of an endlessly changing universe... more...

  • On Love and Barleyby Matsuo Basho; Lucien Stryk

    Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 11.27

    Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine 'karumi', or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation. Each poem evokes the natural world - the cherry blossom, the leaping frog, the summer moon or the winter snow - suggesting the smallness... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Japanese Verseby Geoffrey Bownas; Anthony Thwaite

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.50

    Poetry remains a living part of the culture of Japan today. The clichés of everyday speech are often to be traced to famous ancient poems, and the traditional forms of poetry are widely known and loved. The congenial attitude comes from a poetical history of about a millennium and a half. This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from... more...