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Product Description: Habitation collects the best poetry from a career spanning more than forty years by the distinguished northwest poet-editor-translator, Sam Hamill. Drawn from fifteen volumes of celebrated poetry, whether in brief haiku-like poems or long-ranging narratives, Habitation presents a lyrical voice is unique in American poetry today...read more

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9780991146550 | Lost Horse Pr, October 28, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Habitation collects the best poetry from a career spanning more than forty years by the distinguished northwest poet-editor-translator, Sam Hamill.

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Product Description: Quintessential classical Japanese haiku--selected and translated by one of America's premier poet-translators--now available in a pocket edition.In this collection of haiku, translator Sam Hamill has compiled the best from the tradition, spanning the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries, with particular focus on the three great masters: Bashō, Buson, and Issa...read more
By Sam Hamill (compiler)

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9781611801538 | Shambhala Pubns, May 13, 2014, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Quintessential classical Japanese haiku--selected and translated by one of America's premier poet-translators--now available in a pocket edition.

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Product Description: Poetry. East Asia Studies. Translation. This is a new and revised edition, originally published by BOA Editions in 2000. "In Crossing the Yellow River, Sam Hamill remaps Chinese poetry for our time. Anyone who writes poetry, or who cares about it, must have this book...read more
By Sam Hamill (trans)

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9781880238974 | Boa Editions, September 1, 2000, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: After years of passionate labor, Sam Hamill has translated both familiar and little-known Chinese poems from three millennia (330 BC to the 16th century) to compile the most comprehensive collection of its kind.

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9780981675299 | Small Pr Distribution, September 4, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Poetry.

By David Rothenberg (editor) and Yuan-Wu

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9781930337039 | Reprint edition (Codhill Press, August 31, 2010), cover price $15.95

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Product Description: These poems exhibit the range of Sam Hamill's celebrated practice and vision, from philosophical and discursive elements to the intensely lyrical, from his continuing poems of praise (and elegies) for fellow poets to the clear influence of the Zen classics he has so notably translated...read more

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9781931896405 | Curbstone Pr, September 1, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: These poems exhibit the range of Sam Hamill's celebrated practice and vision, from philosophical and discursive elements to the intensely lyrical, from his continuing poems of praise (and elegies) for fellow poets to the clear influence of the Zen classics he has so notably translated.

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Product Description: Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part because the multiple meanings of the Chinese characters make it impossible to translate into a Western language in a strictly literal way...read more
By Sam Hamill (trans), Laozi and Kazuaki Tanahashi (contributor)

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9781590303870 | Shambhala Pubns, March 13, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago.

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Product Description: Unending Nora is a love story, though not in the ordinary sense. Having retreated to the streets of the east San Fernando Valley amidst an intense heat wave, Nora Yano, who has lived the first 29 years of her life as a devout Christian and an outcast, strikes up a relationship with a stranger and experiences sexual intimacy for the first time...read more

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9781597090865 | Red Hen Pr, March 1, 2007, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: Unending Nora is a love story, though not in the ordinary sense.

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Product Description: A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice from the dawn of Zen—and Zen has also had a profound influence on the secular poetry of the countries in which it has flourished...read more
By Sam Hamill (trans)

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9781570628634 | Shambhala Pubns, November 9, 2004, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness.

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9781590304259 | Shambhala Pubns, February 13, 2007, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness.

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Product Description: Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators. The haiku is one of the most popular and widely recognized poetic forms in the world. In just three lines a great haiku presents a crystalline moment of image, emotion, and awareness...read more
By Kaji Aso (illustrator) and Sam Hamill (trans)

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9781570620195 | Shambhala Pubns, November 14, 2006, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Here are more than two hundred of the best haiku of Japanese literature translated by one of America’s premier poet-translators.
9781570625480 | Min edition (Shambhala Pubns, March 1, 2000), cover price $10.95

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Collects works by American poet Hayden Carruth, including lyrics; narratives; comic, meditative, and erotic poems; and reflections on the natural world.
By Hayden Carruth and Sam Hamill (editor)

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9781556592362 | Copper Canyon Pr, April 1, 2006, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Collects works by American poet Hayden Carruth, including lyrics; narratives; comic, meditative, and erotic poems; and reflections on the natural world.

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The most widely read of the Asian classics, this fresh and poetic translation offers a series of insightful spiritual and philosophical observations on life and human nature. 20,000 first printing.

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9781590300114 | Shambhala Pubns, October 11, 2005, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The most widely read of the Asian classics, this fresh and poetic translation offers a series of insightful spiritual and philosophical observations on life and human nature.

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A collection of work from the founding editor of Copper Canyon Press includes both new and previously published poems. Original.

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9781590301845 | Shambhala Pubns, April 12, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A collection of work from the founding editor of Copper Canyon Press includes both new and previously published poems.

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Product Description: The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth assembles all of his published longer and shorter poems, and includes a never-before-published selection of his earliest work. Rexroth’s poems of nature and protest are remarkable for their erudition and biting social and political commentary; his love poems justly celebrated for their eroticism and depth of feeling...read more
By Sam Hamill (editor) and Bradford Morrow (editor)

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9781556592171 | Copper Canyon Pr, September 15, 2004, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The Complete Poems of Kenneth Rexroth assembles all of his published longer and shorter poems, and includes a never-before-published selection of his earliest work.

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Embodied among travel sketches and portraits of people and places visited during his 1988 stay in Japan on a Japan-U.S. Fellowship, Sam Hamill presents a reading of Japanese poetry beginning with the eighteenth-century anthology, Man'yoshu, tracing the development of the Japanese poetic imagination up through the seventeenth-century poet Bash , the eighteenth-century monk/poet Ry kan, and concluding with Japan's first Mondernist poet, Takamura Kotar . Visiting places in Japan's north country where Bash traveled three hundred years ago, Hamill drawns upon his own zen practice of twenty-five years, and upon his lifelong study of Asian literature, encountering some of Japan's foremost poets, introducing them as he would old friends met along a great journey.Bash 's Ghost is a literary exegesis located in personal memoir, a "deep reading" performed with translucent grace, often poignant and always revealing. It is a true poet's book, a book of the heart.

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9780887484100 | Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr, June 1, 2004, cover price $19.95
9780913089071 | Broken Moon Pr, October 1, 1989, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Embodied among travel sketches and portraits of people and places visited during his 1988 stay in Japan on a Japan-U.

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Product Description: 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
By Sam Hamill (editor)

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9781590300053 | Shambhala Pubns, June 1, 2003, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: 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
9780877739579 | Shambhala Pubns, November 1, 1995, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: 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

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9781570622342, titled "Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and Longing" | Shambhala Pubns, May 1, 1999, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: 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

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Compiles over 150 poems written and selected to demonstrate opposition to the war in Iraq, war in general, and the administration of George W. Bush.
By Sally Anderson (editor) and Sam Hamill (editor)

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9781560255390 | Nation Books, April 30, 2003, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Compiles over 150 poems written and selected to demonstrate opposition to the war in Iraq, war in general, and the administration of George W.

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A collection of verse--drawn from classical, medieval, and modern sources--translated from Japanese covers lines about spirituality, love, lust, and many other themes. 15,000 first printing.

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9781570629761, titled "Love Poems: From the Japanese" | 1 edition (Shambhala Pubns, January 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A collection of verse--drawn from classical, medieval, and modern sources--translated from Japanese covers lines about spirituality, love, lust, and many other themes.

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9780877739821 | Shambhala Pubns, January 1, 1994, cover price $6.00

By Sam Hamill (editor), Bradford Morrow (editor) and Kenneth Rexroth

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9781556591716 | Copper Canyon Pr, December 1, 2002, cover price $40.00

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Product Description: Influenced by the Chinese and Japanese masters, Hamill’s Dumb Luck affirms his ability to give us back the world and all its vicissitudes. Here you will find Zen fables, elegies and haiku, bluesy riffs, and poems that celebrate births, marriages, the liberating exile of the poet, as well as verses that present the dumb luck that has peppered the poet’s life...read more

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9781929918256 | Boa Editions, September 1, 2002, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Influenced by the Chinese and Japanese masters, Hamill’s Dumb Luck affirms his ability to give us back the world and all its vicissitudes.

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Product Description: Sam Hamill reads poems and translations to the traditional and improvised melodies of the Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) played by Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and the thirteen-stringed koto played by Elizabeth Falconer. Thebooklet contains two essays by Hamill: "Listening in the Zen Tradition," and "Editing by Ear...read more

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9781556599996 | Copper Canyon Pr, March 1, 2001, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Sam Hamill reads poems and translations to the traditional and improvised melodies of the Japanese bamboo flute (shakuhachi) played by Christopher Yohmei Blasdel and the thirteen-stringed koto played by Elizabeth Falconer.

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Product Description: After years of passionate labor, Sam Hamill has translated both familiar and little-known Chinese poems from three millennia (330 BC to the 16th century) to compile the most comprehensive collection of its kind. Crossing the Yellow River:Three Hundred Poems from the Chinese represents a "lifetime's devotion to the classic originals," in the words of W...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Sam Hamill (editor)

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9781880238981 | 1 edition (Boa Editions, September 1, 2000), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: After years of passionate labor, Sam Hamill has translated both familiar and little-known Chinese poems from three millennia (330 BC to the 16th century) to compile the most comprehensive collection of its kind.

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Product Description: Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (1644–1694)—who elevated the haiku to an art form of utter simplicity and intense spiritual beauty—is best known in the West as the author of Narrow Road to the Interior, a travel diary of linked prose and haiku that recounts his journey through the far northern provinces of Japan...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Matsuo Basho and Sam Hamill (trans)

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9781570627163 | Shambhala Pubns, September 1, 2000, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature.

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Product Description: Written in 200 C.E., the Wen Fu is one of the first Chinese works about the use of language. Discussing the joys and problems that face both writer and reader, it is for those who wish to engage the art of letters at its deepest level...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Lu Chi, Sam Hamill (trans) and Ji Lu

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9781571314123 | Revised edition (Milkweed Editions, August 1, 2000), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Written in 200 C.

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Product Description:      The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text...read more
By Sam Hamill (trans) and Jerome P. Seaton (trans)

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9781570624575 | Shambhala Pubns, November 1, 1999, cover price $18.95 | About this edition:      The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering.

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Collects translations of Japanese haiku and other works.

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9781570622823 | Shambhala Pubns, March 1, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Collects translations of Japanese haiku and other works.

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