9780807063873

Mirabai

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807063873

  • ISBN10:

    0807063878

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
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Summary

From poets Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, English versions of impassioned poems by Mirabai, the beloved Indian poet-saint Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, two of America's best poets, have created lively English versions of Mirabai's poems, using fresh images and energetic rhythms to make them accessible to modern readers.

Author Biography

Robert Bly has earned many honors for his original poems, which include The Winged Energy of Delight, and for his translations of twenty-two poets, including Kabir. He is the author of the bestseller Iron John.

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