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1 Hahn, Kimiko The Narrow Road to the Interior: Poems
W. W. Norton & Company 2008 0393330273 / 9780393330274 Paperback As New 
An expansive work inspired by Japanese prose-poetry from a poet of "rigorou s intelligence, fierce anger, and deep vulnerability" (Mark Doty). Kimiko H ahn, "a welcome voice of experimentation and passion" (Bloomsbury Review), takes up the Japanese prose-poetry genre zuihitsu-literally "running brush, " which utilizes tactics such as juxtaposition, contradiction, and broad to pical variety-in exploring her various identities as mother and lover, wife and poet, daughter of varied traditions. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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2 Hallett, Brien (Editor) Nakano: Heiwa
University of Hawaii Press 1996 082481813X / 9780824818135 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. (Inscribed by the author) Heiwa, which means peace in Japanese, is a bilingual poetry anthology. Its 150 poems by 105 authors from America, Brazil, Canada, England, and Japan were chosen from over 300 submissions to an international competition. The rules of the competition allowed the poets to write haiku or tanka in English or Japanese on the theme of peace. The winning poems were then translated into the other language so as to make the poetry accessible to all. As an example of the range of the poets' exploration of the theme of peace, one of the English haiku poets offered the following meditation, Sand castles/ becoming/ sand, while one of the Japanese haiku poets illustrated the importance of harmony in Japanese society by observing, Wishing to be/ a reliable mother - / I shall make sushi. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, McMillan, Peter
3 McMillan, Peter One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each: A Translation of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu
Columbia University Press 2010 0231143990 / 9780231143998 Paperback As New 
The Ogura Hyakunin Isshu is one of Japan's most quoted and illustrated work s, as influential to the development of Japanese literary traditions as The Tale of Genji and The Tales of Ise. The text is an anthology of one hundre d waka poems, each written by a different poet from the seventh to the midd le of the thirteenth century, which is when Fujiwara no Teika, a renowned p oet and scholar, assembled the collection. The book features poems by high- ranking court officials and members of the imperial family, and despite the ir similarity in composition, they involve a wide range of emotions, imager y, and themes, from frost settling on a bridge of magpie wings to the conti nuity of the imperial line. Peter McMillan's poetic translation captures the original emotions of these poems. They are accompanied by calligraphic versions in Japanese and line drawings depicting the individual poets, while explanatory notes place the poems in context. An appendix includes both the poems' Japanese and romanized versions, making this edition of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu both a superior introduction to Japan and its special lyric tradition and an excellent textbook for the study of Japanese language and literature. 
Price: 40000.00 JPY
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The Kantocles: Songs from the Atomic Aisles, Mosdell, Chris
4 Mosdell, Chris The Kantocles: Songs from the Atomic Aisles
Edokko Editions 2013 0615613853 / 9780615613857 Hardcover As New 

Price: 3300.00 JPY
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5 N/A Like Underground Water : The Poetry of Mid-Twentieth Century Japan
Copper Canyon Press 1995 1556591039 / 9781556591037 1st Edition Paperback Near Fine 
a wonderful tight clean copy, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. Covering 80 poets and 240 poems, this comprehensive volume spans the decade before World War II, when surrealist poets dominated, to poets born in 1939 and thus touched by the war. They were influenced by French symbolists, American beats, and other Western poets but always followed their own voice, which usually rebelled against strict Japanese devices (tanka, haiku, waka), and experimented with ambiguities and forms. The effective translations by English professors suggest a Western sensibility. Unfortunately, the poets are presented in strictly chronological order, so their one-paragraph biographies do not help to group them by movement, style, or influences. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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6 Nakayasu, Sawako Mouth: Eats Color -- Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-Translations, & Origin als
Factorial Press 2011 0975446851 / 9780975446850 Paperback Near Fine 
Poetry, Translation. Ten poems by Sagawa Chika are conveyed into English an d other languages through a variety of translation techniques and procedure s, some of them producing multilingual poems. Languages used include Englis h, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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7 Reichhold, Jane Heavenly Maiden Tanka
Aha Books 1999 0944676421 / 9780944676424 Paperback Very Good 
Akiko Baba is one Japan's most fascinating tanka writers. Not only has she written 11 collections of her tanka, but one of her books on the Noh Theate r is still highly regarded. Her lectures on Noh theater and on tanka are so popular she is a regular contributor to newspapers, and appears weekly on TV. Hatsue Kawamura is the editor of THE TANKA JOURNAL, the English publica tion of the Tokyo Tanka Association and a tanka poet. She selected 100 of t he tanka of Akiko Baba to translate with Jane Reichhold. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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