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100 Poems from the Japanese by Kenneth Rexroth
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I am entranced by Rexroth's derivations from the Japanese. This compilation of 105 short poems by fourteen women, forty-seven men, and Anonymous, is translated from the foundational anthologies Manyoshu, Kokinshu, and Hyakunin Isshu. Included here ar ...more
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Women Poets of China by Kenneth Rexroth
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I am entranced by these translations from the Chinese. Ling Chung, this book's female co-translator and co-editor, used to work at the State University of Albany, my own city of residence. Five of her poems appear in this anthology: "Dusk on the Vera ...more
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One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth
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I'm entranced by Kenneth Rexroth's derivations from the Chinese.
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In Love with the Way by François Cheng
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Fabienne Verdier's exquisite works of original calligraphy in full color (on sturdy, high-gloss paper) are paired with -- and sometimes stamped with -- a short poem by Du Fu, Li Po, Wang Wei, Meng Haoran, Jia Dao, Bo Juyi, Li Shangyin, Qian Qi, Du Mu ...more
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Du Fu by Du Fu
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A must-read volume for every poet or lover of poetry. Du Fu (China, AD 712 to 770) was the world's iconic poet of lyricism and humanism, writing during humanity's golden age of poetry. These translations are a labor of love.
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Forgive The Body This Failure by Blas Falconer
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The human failure portrayed in these poems is the body's inability to solidify into a single gender or definitive family role, to firm a circumference of identity, to resolve the future with the past. The bodies of fathers, mothers, brothers, girlfri ...more
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The Book of Seventy by Alicia Suskin Ostriker
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I thank the universe for this astonishing book provided by one of the great elders of poetry. At age 59, I urgently want and need to communicate to my husband the depths of my emotional life, my experience of aging, the endgame conversations. This bo ...more
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Desert by David Hinton
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If you are nourished by classical Chinese poetry, as I am, you will be transfixed by this English-language account of the poet's own solo pilgrimage through the desert. I suggest that you read these spare yet eloquent poems in solitude, in the most q ...more
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“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”
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