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Nine Gates : Entering the Mind of Poetry by Jane Hirshfield
Songs of the Kisaeng : Courtesan Poetry of the Last Korean Dynasty (New American Translations, No 10) by Constantine Contogenis
As I crossed a bridge of dreams;: Recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan by Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
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Sunset in a Spider Web; Sijo Poetry of Ancient Korea. by Virginia Olsen Baron
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About meThe photo illustrating this library depicts a Japanese doll, seen in the storefront window of a Japanese import store in Greenwich Village, NYC. Here it is meant to depict one of the Japanese women poets, perhaps, a very young Murasaki Shikibu, "the purple lady," who wrote the Tale of Genji, composed beginning about 1000-1012 CE, and which is packed with superb waka poetry.
About my libraryThe Japanese Poets Library was assembled in fact while studying Japanese women poets, and so there is a slant there, but a full range of Japanese poetry collections needed to be consulted, since for the most part the women were published alongside their male colleagues. Nevertheless, there are also included here a number of monographs on women poets, for instance, Ono no Komachi, Murasaki Shikibu, Sei Shonagon, Princess Senshi, Princess Shikishi, Chiyo-ni, Otagaki Rengetsu and others.
Real nameURL above: Natural Sounds in Early Japanese Women's Poetry
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