Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Asian Studies. This collection furthers Copper Canyon's project of reintroducing Pulitzer Prize winner W.S. Merwin's out-of-print works, drawing together poems from his classic collections Asian Figures, Sun at Midnight, and his two volumes of Selected Translations. Gathered here are translations and versions of poems and aphorisms from Asian languages as varied as Urdu, Chinese, Sanskrit, Japanese, Persian, and Vietnamese. The book contains poems from some of the world's greatest writers, including Rumi, Tu Fu, Li Po, and Muso Soseki.
Gathered in this volume are translations and versions of poems and aphorisms from Asian languages as varied as Urdu, Chinese, Sanskrit, Japanese, Persian, and Vietnamese. Included are poems by some of the world's greatest writers, deeply influential poets such as Rumi, Tu Fu, Li Po, and Muso Soseki, beautifully brought forward by one of the century's most celebrated poets.
Translations of Asian poetry by one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.
About the Author
W.S. Merwin is one of America's leading poets. His prizes include the 2005 National Book Award for his collected poems, Migration, the Pulitzer Prize, the Stevens Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lannan Foundation. He is the author of dozens of books of poetry and translations. He lives in Hawaii, where he cultivates endangered palm trees.