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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 Spring of My Lifeby Kobayashi Issa

    Shambhala 1997; US$ 18.99

    Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to... more...

  • River of Starsby Sam Hamill

    Shambhala 1997; US$ 17.99

    Yosano Akiko (1878?1942) is one of the most famous Japanese writers of the twentieth century. She is the author of more than seventy-five books, including twenty volumes of original poetry and the definitive translation into modern Japanese of the Tale of the Genji. Although probably best known for her exquisite erotic poetry, Akiko's work also... 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$ 8.99

    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$ 8.99

    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...