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  • Chinese Poetic Writingby Francois Cheng; Donald Riggs; Jerome Seaton

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 19.95

    The most inovative study of Chinese poetry ever written, François Cheng's Chinese Poetic Writing--now in its first expanded, English-language edition--is an essential read for fans and scholars of Chinese literature and the art of poetry in general.   Since its first publication in French in 1977, Chinese Poetic Writing has been considered... more...

  • The Collected Poems of Li Heby Li He; J.D. Frodsham; Paul Rouzer

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 22.95

    The definitive collection of works by one of the Tang Dynasty's most eccentric (and badly-behaved) poets, now back in print for the first time in decades. Li He is the bad-boy poet of the late Tang dynasty. He began writing at the age of seven and died at twenty-six from alcoholism or, according to a later commentator, ?sexual dissipation,? or... more...

  • Wild Geese Returningby Michele Metail; Jody Gladding; Jeffrey Yang

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 17.95

    A breathtaking introduction to Chinese multidirectional poems, told through the story of Su Hui, the greatest writer of these poems who embroidered a silk with 840 characters--equaling as many as 12,000 multidirectional poems--for her distant husband. For nearly two thousand years, the condensed language of classical Chinese has offered the... more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The poet Kabîr is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. A great religious reformer, the founder of a sect to which nearly a million northern Hindus still belong, it is yet supremely as a mystical poet that Kabîr lives for us. A beautiful legend tells us that after his death his Mohammedan and Hindu disciples... more...

  • Stray Birdsby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Collected here are three hundred twenty short poems by Rabindranath Tagore. They were written in Bengali before being translated into English by Tagore. These poems are beautiful, thought provoking, and somewhat reminiscent of Haiku. Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter... more...

  • Ushuaia, dernier mot d?amourby Irène Moreau d?Escrières

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 7.99

    Une histoire d'amour à la japonaise Profitant de sa commission d?enquête, Yukio part au-delà des océans pour accomplir la prophétie. Sur le paquebot qui le mène en Terre de Feu, les éléments se déchaînent, et Richard Wuitcheurd, passionnément épris de son épouse, croise la route de cet étrange homme-haïku qui rôde autour d?elle pour changer leur... more...

  • Are You an Echo?by Sally Ito; David Jacobson; Michiko Tsuboi; Setsuo Yazaki; Misuzu Kaneko; Toshikado Hajiri

    Chin Music Press Inc. 2016; US$ 19.50

    Kaneko?s empathetic children?s poetry was lost for decades. Now, this color-illustrated, bilingual volume presents her biography and most beloved poems. more...

  • Recite and Refuseby Nick Admussen

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Chinese prose poetry today is engaged with a series of questions that are fundamental to the modern Chinese language: What is prose? What is it good for? How should it look and sound? Millions of Chinese readers encounter prose poetry every year, both in the most official of state-sponsored magazines and in the unorthodox, experimental work of the... more...

  • Unbearable Splendorby Sun Yung Shin

    Coffee House Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Who is guest, and who is host? Adoption, Antigone, zombies, clones, and minotaursall building blocks, forming and reforming our ideas. more...

  • For Nirvanaby Oh-hyun Cho; Heinz Insu Fenkl

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Cho Oh-Hyun was born in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, Korea and has lived in retreat in the mountains since becoming a novice monk at the age of seven. Writing under the Buddhist name Musan, he has composed hundreds of poems in seclusion, many in the sijo form, a relatively fixed syllabic style similar to Japanese haiku and tanka . This... more...