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Land of the Reed Plains: Ancient Japanese Lyrics from the Manyoshu

by Sanko Inoue & Kenneth Yasuda Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1960)

This collection of Japanese poetry and paintings is a wonderful addition to the collection of any enthusiast of Japanese poetry or culture.

Land of the Reed Plains presents a rare and beautiful combination of...

The Hundred Thousand Songs: Selections from Milarepa Poet¿Saint of Tibet

by Antoinette K. Gordon Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1961)

This collection of Tibetan poetry and lyrics is accompanied by extensive commentary and offers a great insight into a rich literary culture.

Tibet, remote and inaccessible, is less known to the western world...

The Four Seasons of T'ang Poetry

by John C.H. Wu Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1972)

This substantial collection of Tang Dynasty poetry includes extensive commentary and notes—offering insight into this rich literary heritage.

"Stretching out my hand I feel the pulse of the stars," wrote Li...

To Walk in Seasons: An Introduction to Haiku

by William Howard Cohen Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1972)

To Walk in Seasons is designed to help the beginner discover haiku for himself, and eventually create his own haiku poems.

It includes a lively and sensitive introduction on the nature of haiku. For individual...

The Circle: A Haiku Sequence with Illustrations

by David Lloyd Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1974)

David Lloyd's verses are a genuine contribution to the literature of haiku. They capture an image, a moment in time, and engrave it in the memory for all time. This is the mark of good haiku, as indeed it is...

The Tales of Ise: Translated from the classical Japanese

by H. Jay Anonymous & H. Jay Harris Tuttle Publishing (January 08, 2013)

Revered as one of the great literary classics of Japan, The Tales of Ise is an anonymous tenth–century collection of Japanese poems and prose.

First published in 1608 as Ise–monogatori, the work is a product...

A Hundred Verses from Old Japan: Bilingual Edition

by William N. Porter Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)

A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry.

This gem of Japanese poetry has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular...

Written on Water

by Takashi Kojima Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1995)

This collection of classical poetry was selected from the Man'yoshu—the oldest and most important collection of Japanese poetry.

Despair and hope are two emotions commonly voiced by poets in the Man'yoshu. Although...

Kyoto-Dwelling: Poems: A Year of Brief Poems

by Edith M. Shiffert & Kohka Saito Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

This collection of Japanese haiku by an American expat is an important contribution to the world of poetry.

Edith Shiffert, called by Poetry Nippon "one of Kyoto's living nation—and international— treasures,"...

The Haiku Form

by Joan Giroux Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1974)

This classic book is a collection and analysis of Japanese haiku in the English language.

The Haiku is a brief poetic form expressing a moment of insight. No foreign form since the sonnet has so fascinated and...

Senryu Poems of the People

by J. C. Brown Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

This is a collection of Japanese senryu poetry—a lesser known cousin to haiku poetry.

In 1765 Karai Senryu published a selection of tsukeku that reflected his personal taste and humor. This anthology, Yanagidaru,...

The Heart of God: Prayers of Rabindranath Tagore

by Rabindranath Tagore & Herbert F. Vetter Tuttle Publishing (December 10, 2011)

Awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore (1861— 1941) is considered the most important poet of modern-day India. He was also a distinguished author, educator, social reformer, and...

Like Haiku: Haiku ¿ Tanka ¿ Other Verse

by Don Raye Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1971)

This collection of Japanese haiku by American singer and composer, Don Raye is a delightful contribution to the world of haiku written in the English language.

Like Haiku sings as haiku should—of life and joy,...

Day into Night: A Haiku Journey

by Gunther Klinge & Ann Atwood Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1980)

"This is a beautiful book for all seasons! Gunther Klinge illustrates that the difference between oriental and western mind is a myth and fantasy. His haiku never startle, never strain."

—Book News Previews...

Anthology of Modern Japanese Poetry

by Yuki Sawa & Edith Marcombe Shiffert Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

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...

Journey to the Interior: American Versions of Haibun

by Bruce Ross Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1998)

This collection of American poetry done in the Japanese Haibun style is a wonderful addition for any lover of haiku or other eloquent poetry styles.

Haibun is a beautiful Japanese form of autobiographical poetic...

Pageant of Seasons: A Collection of American Haiku

by Helen Stiles Chenoweth Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1970)

This is a collection of Japanese haiku written by an American poet Helen Chenoweth. The author has used a language that is all American in association, but very much enriched by her love for things Japanese....

A Gold Orchid: The Love Poems of Tzu Yeh

by Lenore Mayhew & William McNaughton Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1972)

A Gold Orchid is a rare collection of classical Chinese erotic and love poetry translated for the first time.

Chinese erotic poetry was at one time thought to be nonexistent, simply because it was considered...

Face at the Bottom of the World and Other Poems

by Hagiwara Sakutaro, York Wilson & Graeme Wilson Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1969)

Face at the Bottom of the World and Other Poems is a collection of Japanese poetry by master poet, Hagiwara Sakutaro.

Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942) is generally recognized in Japan as the best poet to have emerged...

Alaska in Haiku

by David Hoopes & Diana Tillion Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1972)

The winter moon–light—

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...

Haiku of Hawaii

by Annette Schafer Morrow Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1970)

This classic collection of Japanese haiku focuses on the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.

Poetry is the voice of man's humanity. It that special art form, that private vocabulary, in which the writer speaks to the...

A Thousand Petals: Haiku and Tanka

by Jinna Johnson Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1971)

This is a book of American haiku. The form is Japanese, forged by the Japanese genius to express the uniqueness of everyday life. The author writes with a refreshing, simple style, capturing the experience clearly...

Victories & Foibles: Some Western Haiku

by David Seegal Tuttle Publishing (March 12, 2013)

The following haiku verses, written in an American style, are departures from the exacting nature of this Japanese poem. By relaxing the restraints upon subject and style, the American poet gains the opportunity...

A Pepper-Pod: A Haiku Sampler

by Kenneth Yasuda & John Gould Fletcher Tuttle Publishing (March 05, 2013)

This collection of Japanese haiku profiles noted poet Kenneth Yasuda and is a welcome addition to the world of haiku.

In the compact, evocative verse-form known as haiku Japanese writers have for centuries been...

Typhoon! Typhoon!: An Illustrated Haiku Sequence

by Bogue Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1969)

This collection of haiku poetry by a western poet is a wonderful contribution to the world of Japanese poetry.

Alone in a tiny house in the Japanese countryside, Lucile Bogue awoke one night to experience her...

Japan: Theme and Variations: A Collection of Poems by Americans

by Charles E. Tuttle Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1959)

This collection of Japanese poetry contains over 200 poems by some 153 Americans writing of their impressions and experiences of Japan.

If Japan forms the theme of the poems collected here, the variations are...

Chime of Windbells

by Harold Stewart Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)

A Year of Japanese Haiku in English Verse.

Harold Stewart is an Australian poet who lives in Kyoto. His first anthology of Japanese haiku was published as A Net of Fireflies. This is his second. He has also written...

A Net of Fireflies

by Harold Stewart Tuttle Publishing (July 15, 1993)

A Net of Fireflies is a superb collection of classic haiku composed by the leading writers of this delicate but intricate art form.

With over three Japanese hundred haiku poems written over five centuries, the...

Japanese Haiku: Its Essential Nature and History

by Kenneth Yasuda Tuttle Publishing (August 30, 2011)

This is the most authoritative and concise book on Japanese haiku available: what it is, how it developed, and how it is practiced in both Japanese and English.

While many haiku collections are available to Western...

Romaji Diary and Sad Toys

by Takuboku Ishikawa, Sanford Goldstein & Seishi Shinoda Tuttle Publishing (September 20, 2011)

The novella Romaji Diary represents the first instance of a Japanese writer using romaji (roman script) to tell stories in a way that could not be told in kana or kanji. Sad Toys is a collection of 194 Tanka,...

The Coming Indoors and Other Poems

by Bernard Lionel Einbond Tuttle Publishing (March 12, 2013)

This collection of haiku poetry from Bernard Lionel Einbond is a spectacular.

Part one includes Rising Darkness, Countenances of the Poor, and The Coming Indoors, then part two concludes with Insomnia in Haiku...