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    Description"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 Forche, Mary: Mother of Jesus, Denise Levertov, Emily Dickinson, H.D., Linda Hogan, Charlotte Bronte, Louise Erdrich, Lucille Clifton, Anna Akhmatova, Marianne Moore, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Praxilla, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and many others.


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    Title
    The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Aliki Barnstone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570629754
    ISBN 10: 1570629757
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    DC21: 808.81
    BIC subject category V2: DC, VXA
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.6
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 640
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004290
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    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
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    BISAC V2.8: POE003000
    DC22: 808.810082, 808.81/0082
    LC classification: PN6109.9 .V65 2002
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    10 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    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.