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  • 1000 Poems from the Manyoshuby Anonymous

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the Manyoshu is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national... more...

  • Alaska in Haikuby David Townsend Hoopes; Diana Rystbaek Tillion

    Tuttle Publishing 1972; US$ 0.99

    The winter moonlight The Shadow of the totem pole, Shadow of the spruce. Alaska in Haiku is the flower of the authors' affectionate observation of life in Alaska and if their love of poetry. Sharing an interest in this shortest of all forms of poetry, they found haiku a most gratifying medium to work in. The reader is invited to follow Mrs.... more...

  • The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetryby Tony Barnstone; Chou Ping

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations?many new and exclusive to the book?by an array of distinguished translators. Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from the Book of Songs... more...

  • Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetryby Edith Marcombe Shiffert; Yuki Sawa

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 8.99

    This collection of modern Japanese poetry presents carefully selected works for Western readers. The state of Japanese poetry in the twentieth century, its high quality and individuality is clearly shown in this book. The introduction gives a brief, lucid history of poetry in Japan, with the emphasis on modern poetry. The body of the book is taken... 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...

  • The Art of Haikuby Stephen Addiss

    Shambhala 2012; US$ 28.99

    In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon?with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration?but it can also compel us to go... more...

  • Awesome Nightfallby Saigyo; William R Lafleur

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen. more...

  • Azaleasby Kim Sowol; David McCann

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Ballads of the Eastby Shamus A'Rabbitt; Georgi "Sapajou" Sapojnikoff

    Earnshaw Books 2016; US$ 13.99

    A collection of poetryby poet laureate of the China Treaty Ports Shamus A'Rabbitand cartoons by Sapajou, This compilation offers a fresh perspective on the foreign experience in Old China. From A'Rabbit?s sharp and hilarious portrayals of travelers in the Orient to his bouncy and rhythmic satirical wit and distaste for hypocrisy and pretension, this... more...

  • Basho's Narrow Roadby Matsuo Basho; Hiroaki Sato

    Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689 into the deep country north and west of the old capital, Edo, the work is in fact artful and carefully sculpted, rich in literary and Zen... more...