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  • 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...

  • Drinking the Mountain Streamby Jetsun Milarepa; Kunga; Brian Cutillo; Amy Soderberg

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path. More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain... more...

  • Drinking the Mountain Streamby Jetsun Milarepa; Kunga; Brian Cutillo; Amy Soderberg

    Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available

    Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path. More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain... more...

  • Drinking the Mountain Streamby Jetsun Milarepa; Kunga; Brian Cutillo; Amy Soderberg

    Wisdom Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational leader as he guided followers along the Buddhist path. More than any other collection of his stories and songs, Drinking the Mountain... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetryby Tony Barnstone; Chou Ping

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations?many new and exclusive to the book?by an array of distinguished translators. Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs... more...

  • Intro to Haikuby Harold Gould Henderson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Harold G. Henderson was, from 1927 to 1929, the Assistant to the Curator of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art. In 1930 he went to Japan, where he lived the following three years. On his return to this country he joined the faculty at Columbia University, where he taught Japanese and initiated a course in the history of Japanese art.... more...