An Anthology of Somali Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 0253304636
"This is a fascinating and unusual collection that deserves attention." —Bloomsbury Review "... this anthology of poetry is a breath of fresh air. It provides the reader with the means of gaining a deeper insight into Somali life through what is to the Somalis their most important cultural form, namely, poetry." —Bulletin of the School of Irental & African Studies "This affordable and beautifully produced book is a small jewel in the field of Somali studies, as it is the fruit of over forty years of dedicated linguistic and literary scholarship by one of the most thorough and accurate translators and analysts of Somali poetry, B. W. Andrzejewski." —International Journal of African Historical Studies Somalia has been called "a nation of poets." This volume makes available in beautiful English translation the very best, and most universal, of Somali poetry, from the 19th century to the present. With appendixes covering the oral and written medium, the pronunciation of Somali words, alliteration and scansion, selected bibliography, and sources.
The Defiant Muse
German Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present
Paperback ISBN: 0935312536
Each bilingual volume in The Defiant Muse series includes 60 to 80 poems by both well-known and rediscovered poets, selected on the basis of their individual merit and as illustrations of the evolution of feminist thought and feeling. Reflecting their own cultural milieus as well as enduring themes, the poets write of love and friendship, revolution and peace, religion, nature, isolation, work, and family. The Dutch, French, German, and Italian volumes represent their respective countries; the Hispanic volume includes poems from the many Spanish-speaking nations; and the Hebrew volume encompasses writing in Hebrew from around the world. The poems are presented in their original languages alongside English translations. Each volume includes an introduction, placing the poetry in historical and aesthetic perspective, and full biographical and bibliographical notes on the poets.
An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing
Paperback ISBN: 1570622345
Explores the spiritual aspects of eros through poems by Sappho, Ovid, Tzu Yeh, Li Po, Izumi Shikibu, Kabir, Anne Bradstreet, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Baudelaire, Emily Dickinson, Gioconda Belli, and Dorianne Laux
Love Is a Stranger
Selected Lyric Poetry of Jelaluddin
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1570625271
"Love is a stranger and speaks a strange language," wrote Rumi, one of the world's most beloved mystical poets. His poems of spiritual love still speak directly to our hearts after more than seven hundred years. These classic selections contemplate separation and longing, intoxication and bliss, union and transcendence.
Ten Poems to Set You Free
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1400051126
The author of Ten Poems to Open Your Heart explains how enthusiasm, creativity, and steadfast principles can unlock the door to authenticity and set us free, using works by Thomas Merton, David Whyte, Anna Swir, Miguel de Unamuno, Stanley Kunitz, C. P. Cavafy, Jane Hirshfield, Mary Oliver, Rumi, and Naomi Shahb Nye. 50,000 first printing.