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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99
To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers, as well as more recent work. For all their economy, Fried's "muscular, tense and immensely resonant" poems, to quote one critic, are among the most sensously direct and arresting being written... more...
- Seren 2014; US$ 14.57
Mir Mahfuz Ali is an exceptional new voice in British Poetry. A native of what is now Bangladesh, Mahfuz grew up during the difficult period of the early 1970's when the region was struck, first by a devastating cyclone, then by a particularly vicious civil war. As a boy, Mahfuz witnessed atrocities and writes about them with a searing directness... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 15.00
In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a 23?year?old person attempts to explain to himself the possible origins, ends, and cures of anger, worry, despair, obsession, and confusion, while concurrently experiencing those things in various contexts including a romantic relationship, a book of poetry, and the arbitrary nature of the universe. more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 16.99
'Brunizem' is a dark prairie soil found in Asia, Europe and North America, the three worlds of Sujata Bhatt's imagination. Born in India, her mother tongue Gujarati, Bhatt was educated in the United States and now lives in Germany. In Brunizem, her acclaimed first collection, she explores the richness and the conflicts of moving between cultures and... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95
In The Interior Landscape the great Indian poet and translator A.K. Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters?the lovers, relatives, friends, rivals, and sundry passersby?and... more...
- Level 4 Press, Inc. 2014; US$ 9.95
Yukio Tsuji (1939-2000), born in Asakusa, Tokyo, graduated from the French Department of Meiji University and took the pen name 'kamotsusen' (cargo ship) as a haiku poet. His poems have often been classified as 'light verse', light-hearted in essence; some people inevitably criticized him for his lack of seriousness and of a grand style.... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00
Du Fu (712?770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry?still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator of Chinese poets, gives us a sparkling new translation of Du Fu?s verse, arranged to give us a tour of the life, each ?chapter? of poems preceded... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Rather than resist the vast social and cultural changes sweeping Japan in the nineteenth century, the poet Masaoka Shiki (1867?1902) incorporated new Western influences into his country?s native haiku and tanka verse. By reinvigorating these traditional forms, Shiki freed them from outdated conventions and made them more responsive to newer trends... more...