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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Awesome Nightfallby Saigyo; William R Lafleur

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Awesome Nightfallby Saigyo; William R Lafleur

    Wisdom Publications 2012; Not Available

    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$ 24.99

    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...

  • Black Dog, Black Nightby Paul Hoover; Nguyen Do

    Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 18.00

    The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam?s diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories... more...

  • A Book of Chinese Verseby A.R. Davis

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1990; US$ 34.00

    This slim volume is a memorial to a long friendship between two men, brought together in Hong Kong by their common work and by their common love of Chinese petry, just 50 years ago.Norman Lockhart Smith was then the Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong and my late father, Sir Robert Kotewall, the only member of the Executive Council representing the Chinese... more...

  • Brunizemby Sujata Bhatt

    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...

  • Butterfly Motherby Mark Bender; Jin Dan; Ma Xueliang

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 11.95

    Butterfly Mother is a collection of epic songs from the rich oral tradition of the Miao (Hmong) people of southwest China. These poetic narratives, traditionally performed by two groups of singers, relate the creation of a world in which everything is alive, and listeners find that besides mountains, rivers, trees, and creatures, inanimate objects... more...

  • City at the End of Time ????by Esther M.K. Cheung; Ping-kwan Leung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 50.00

    Written by Leung Ping-kwan in the 1980s and 1990s, this volume of poetry evokes the complexity of Hong Kong city life in the critical moments preceding the 1997 handover. The poet muses upon the problems of cultural identity and the passing of time, and explores the relationship between poetry and other genres and media within a cross-cultural and... more...