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  • Narrative Poemby Yang Lian; Brian Holton

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 14.99

    Before and since his enforced exile from 1989, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Widely hailed in America and Europe as a highly individual voice in world literature, he has been translated into many languages. Narrative Poem, Yang Lian’s most personal work to date, is built around a series of family photographs,... more...

  • Women's Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial Chinaby Haihong Yang

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This study examines women poets and their poetry in late imperial China. The author explores the poetic forms and devices women poets employed, places their work into the context of the wider literary history of the period, and analyzes how they asserted their own agency to negotiate their literary, social, and political concerns. more...

  • Teikaby Paul S. Atkins

    University of Hawaii Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241) was born into an illustrious lineage of poets just as Japan’s ancien régime was ceding authority to a new political order dominated by military power. Overcoming personal and political setbacks, Teika and his allies championed a new style of poetry that managed to innovate conceptually and linguistically within the... more...

  • When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilitiesby Chen Chen; Jericho Brown

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2017; US$ 9.99

    This award-winning debut interrogates the fragile, inherited ways of approaching love and family from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. more...

  • The Fugitive and Other Poemsby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The first non-Western writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature Rabindranath Tagore was the literary voice of India. ‘The Fugitive’ is an excellent example of his work, featuring six stories and several spiritual songs. more...

  • 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...

  • Gentil Felicidadeby James Calbraith; Flávio Ferreira Marinho

    Flying Squid 2017; US$ 1.00

    Quer como um ingrediente crucial da cerimônia do chá, um elemento importante dos rituais do santuário, ou simplesmente como um meio para refrescar-se durante o verão japonês escaldante, doces são tão centrais para a vida e cultura japonesa como a poesia ou a jardinagem. Para mim, eles também têm sido uma maneira de experimentar esta cultura - e algumas... more...

  • Dulce Felicidadby James Calbraith; Bárbara Villarreal González

    Flying Squid 2017; US$ 1.00

    Ya sea como un ingrediente crucial de la ceremonia del té, un elemento importante de los rituales del santuario o simplemente como una manera de refrescarse a sí mismo del sofocante calor japonés, los dulces son tan esenciales para la cultura y la vida japonesa como la poesía y la jardinería. Para mi también han sido una manera de experimentar esta... more...