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Poems are like islands in the sea of words through which we swim every day. We take comfort and pleasure in them, but they can also sometimes challenge us, provoke, us, or wake us up to see things in new ways. The enlightening art of poetry has been a part of our publishing program from the very beginning.

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  1. The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry

    The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry

    • edited by
    • J. P. Seaton
    In traditional Chinese culture, poetic artistry held a place that was unrivaled by any other single talent, and was a source of prestige and even of political power. In this rich collection, J. P. Seaton introduces the reader to the main styles of Chinese poetry and the major poets, from the classic Shih Ching to the twentieth century. Seaton has a poet's ear, and his translations here are fresh and… Read More

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  2. The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry

    The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry

    • by
    • Aliki Barnstone
    The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry celebrates the unique spiritual life of women through a rich selection of poetry written over the past four thousand years, from thirty-six different languages and cultures. It ranges from verse by the first recorded poet, a Sumerian priestess named Enheduanna (circa 2,300 BCE), to Anne Sexton; from early Buddhist nuns to Emily Dickinson; from Hildegard of Bingen to Tess Gallagher. Many of… Read More

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  3. Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled

    Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled

    A Book of Spiritual Writing by Women

    • edited by
    • Sarah Anderson
    Women—religious and secular, medieval and modern—have always demonstrated their own unique approach to matters of the spirit. Limited in their public roles throughout much of history, women have been compelled to turn inward, developing rich interior lives in uniquely feminine ways. This anthology brings together women's writing from classic religious literature—Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu—as well as many passages of fiction and poetry that are truly undiscovered treasures… Read More

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