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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Selected Poemsby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 13.52

    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...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.40

    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...

  • The Songs of the Southby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 21.14

    The Songs of the South is an anthology first compiled in the second century A.D. Its poems, originating from the state of Chu and rooted in Shamanism, are grouped under seventeen titles and contain all that we know of Chinese poetry's ancient beginnings. The earliest poems were composed in the fourth century B.C. and almost half of them are traditionally... more...

  • Miyazawa Kenjiby Kenji Miyazawa; Hiroaki Sato

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    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...

  • In the Bazaar of Loveby Paul E Losensky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Amir Khusrau, one of the greatest poets of medieval India, helped forge a distinctive synthesis of Muslim and Hindu cultures. Written in Persian and Hindavi, his poems and ghazals were appreciated across a cosmopolitan Persianate world that stretched from Turkey to Bengal. Having thrived for centuries, Khusrau?s poetry continues to be read and recited... more...

  • Moon Woke Me Up Nine Timesby Matsuo Basho; David Young

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    Vivid new translations of Basho's popular haiku, in a selected format ideal for newcomers as well as fans long familiar with the Japanese master. Basho, the famously bohemian traveler through seventeenth-century Japan, is a poet attuned to the natural world as well as humble human doings; "Piles of quilts/ snow on distant mountains/ I watch both,"... more...

  • The Rapids of a Great Riverby Lakshmi Holmström

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 22.08

    The Rapids of a Great River begins with selections from the earliest known Tamil poetry dating from the second century CE. The writings of the Sangam period laid the foundation for the Tamil poetic tradition, and they continue to underlie and inform the works of Tamil poets even today. The first part of this anthology traverses the Sangam and bhakti... more...

  • The Seasons Callingby James R. McCready; Wakana Kozawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.99

    This collection of haiku and Western-style verse by an American living in Japan brings a special poetic vision to the endless cycle of life, and to its separate rhythmic movements. Readers will find again and again in these pages the sharpened sensibility and clear observation developed by the haiku discipline. One of the aims of this book, according... more...