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  • 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...

  • Victories & Foiblesby David Seegal

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 0.99

    The following haiku verses, written in an American style, are departures from the exacting nature of this Japanese poem. By relaxing the restraints upon subject and style, the American poet gains the opportunity to experiment with and to possibly enhance the classic European examples. Although Japanese savants differ about the precise poetics of haiku,... more...

  • The Seasons Callingby James R. McCready; Wakana Kozawa

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 2.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Selected Poemsby William Radice

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 15.28

    Acclaimed by Forster and Pound, for Yeast the poet whose poetry ?stirred my blood as nothing has for years? Tagore was and remains India?s greatest writer this century. Prolific and innovatory as poet, novelist, dramatist, musician and painter, he was also a leading figure in the Nationalist movement, an intimate of Gandhi, a vastly influential educationalist... more...

  • Alaska in Haikuby David Townsend Hoopes; Diana Rystbaek Tillion

    Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 0.99

    The winter moonlight The Shadow of the totem pole, Shadow of the spruce. Alaska in Haiku is the flower of the authors' affectionate observation of life in Alaska and if their love of poetry. Sharing an interest in this shortest of all forms of poetry, they found haiku a most gratifying medium to work in. The reader is invited to follow Mrs.... more...

  • Haiku of Hawaiiby Annette Schaefer Morrow

    Tuttle Publishing 1970; US$ 0.99

    This classic collection of Japanese haiku focuses on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Poetry is the voice of man's humanity. It that special art form, that private vocabulary, in which the writer speaks to the reader of things they both have known and dreamed together. The seventeen syllables haiku, the most imagistic of all literary art forms of... more...

  • The Mountain Poems of Meng Hao-Janby Meng Hao-Jan; David Hinton

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 14.00

    The first full flowering of Chinese poetry occurred in the illustrious T?ang Dynasty, and at the beginning of this renaissance stands Meng Hao-jan (689-740 c.e.), esteemed elder to a long line of China?s greatest poets. Deeply influenced by Ch?an (Zen) Buddhism, Meng was the first to make poetry from the Ch?an insight that deep understanding lies beyond... more...

  • A Gold Orchidby Lenore Mayhew; William McNaughton

    Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 3.95

    A Gold Orchid is a rare collection of classical Chinese erotic and love poetry translated for the first time. Chinese erotic poetry was at one time thought to be nonexistent, simply because it was considered unfit to translate from the imperial anthologies, This translation of poems of Tzu Yeh, a 4th-century wine shop girl, exposes a world the... more...