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The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry

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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 the translations are from distinguished authors and poets, such as Coleman Barks, Samuel Beckett, Stanley Kunitz, W. S. Merwin, Kenneth Rexroth, Arthur Waley, and Richard Wilbur.

In this book (originally published as Voices of Light), the spiritual impulse is expressed broadly as a visionary quest toward self-realization, as well as the desire for union with God, with the source of divine light, with a mystic lover, or with the source of nature. Many of the poets here also remind us that the spiritual is within everyone and unites us through empathy with the suffering and joy of others—a poetry of witness.

Contributors include: Anne Bradstreet, Sappho, Sylvia Plath, Hildegard of Bingen, Yosano Akiko, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Tess Gallagher, Anne Sexton, Beatrice of Nazareth, Carolyn Forché, Mary: Mother of Jesus, Denise Levertov, Emily Dickinson, H.D., Linda Hogan, Charlotte Brontë, Louise Erdrich, Lucille Clifton, Anna Akhmatova, Marianne Moore, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Praxilla, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and many others.

Synopsis:

This remarkable collection features the poetry of women, across time and culture, in search of self-realization, spiritual knowledge, and communion with God, nature, or the cosmos. The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry (published in hardcover under the title Voices of Light), includes poetry from thirty-six different languages and cultures and includes such beloved poets as Sappho, Mirabai, Anne Bradstreet, H.D., Emily Dickinson, Wislawa Szymborska, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and many others.

About the Author

Aliki Barnstone's most recent books are Wild With It (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002) and Madly in Love (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1997). Her poems and translations have appeared in the New England Review, New Letters, Partisan Review, the Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and other journals. She is a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570629754
Author:
Barnstone
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Barnstone, Aliki
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-548
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.9688 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This remarkable collection features the poetry of women, across time and culture, in search of self-realization, spiritual knowledge, and communion with God, nature, or the cosmos. The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry (published in hardcover under the title Voices of Light), includes poetry from thirty-six different languages and cultures and includes such beloved poets as Sappho, Mirabai, Anne Bradstreet, H.D., Emily Dickinson, Wislawa Szymborska, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and many others.
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