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- 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$ 17.95
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 By reinvigorating these traditional forms, Shiki freed them from outdated conventions and made them more responsive to newer trends...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...
- Wisdom Publications 2013; Not Available
Manhae (1879-1944), or Han Yongun, was a Korean Buddhist (Son) monk during the era of Japanese colonial occupation (1910-1945). Manhae is a political and cultural hero in Korea, and his works are studied by college students and school children alike. Everything Yearned For is a collection of 88 love poems, evocative of the mystical love poetry... more...