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  • The Poems of Sir Francis Hubertby Bernard Mellor

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1961; US$ 9.00

    A poet of substance though little noticed, Sir Francis Hubert (1568-1629) embodies in his life and works much of the agitated spirit of his times.His verse Historie of Edward the Second, its strong element of political satire, and its minatory finger wagging at the Queen, earned him her official displeasure. He is one of a host of literary figures,... more...

  • Written on Waterby Takashi Kojima

    Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 19.95

    Despair and hope are two emotions commonly voiced by poets in the Man'yoshu, the oldest and most important collection of Japanese poetry. Although written over thirteen hundred years ago, the poems retain a rare freshness, an originality that delights and fascinates even today. Part of the collection's originality is due to its variety of authors,... more...

  • Black Dog, Black Nightby Paul Hoover; Nguyen Do

    Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 18.00

    The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam?s diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories... more...

  • The Ethics and Poetics of Alterity in Asian American Poetryby Xiaojing Zhou

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Poetry by Asian American writers has had a significant impact on the landscape of contemporary American poetry, and a book-length critical treatment of Asian American poetry is long overdue. In this groundbreaking book, Xiaojing Zhou demonstrates how many Asian American poets transform the conventional “I” of lyric poetry—based... more...

  • Azaleasby Kim Sowol; David McCann

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 24.99

    Available for the first time in English, Azaleas is a captivating collection of poems by a master of the early Korean modernist style. Published in 1925, Azaleas is the only collection Kim Sowol (1902-1934) produced during his brief life, yet he remains one of Korea's most beloved and well-known poets. His work is a delightful and sophisticated... more...

  • Just Livingby Steven D. Carter

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 27.99

    One of the best scholar-translators in the field presents a selection of writings by Tonna (1289--1372), an outstanding medieval Buddhist poet-monk, very little of whose work has been translated until now. Tonna was regarded as the leading NijoŻ poet of his day and was known as one of the Four Deva Kings of the Waka. This anthology contains translations... more...

  • Gender, Sex, and the Cityby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by afemale speaker and a focus on women's lives,and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal. more...

  • In Such Hard Timesby Wei Ying-wu; Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 1753; US$ 12.99

    The world's first substantial selection of English translations of this great T'ang Dynasty poet. more...

  • Collected Poemsby Sujata Bhatt

    Carcanet 2013; US$ 21.80

    This book gathers four decades of writing, published in collections from Brunizem in 1988 to Pure Lizard in 2008. It maps the poet?s trajectory, following her exile from her homeland, India, and her mother tongue, Gujarati, to the landscapes and languages of the USA and then Europe. Urgent, compassionate and inventive, Bhatt?s work forms a uniquely... more...

  • Far Beyond the Fieldby Makoto Ueda

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

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