Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems (Paperback)

By Mirabai, Robert Bly (Translator), Jane Hirshfield (Translator)
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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.

About the Author




Robert W. Bly is an award-winning copywriter and consultant whose clients include IBM, AT&T, BOC Group, and other multinational organizations. One of the top copywriting experts in the world, Bly is the author of nearly fifty successful business and marketing books, including "The Copywriter's Handbook", "Internet Direct Mail", and "Business-to-Business Direct Marketing". He is a winner of the Direct Marketing Association's Gold Echo Award, the Web Marketing Association's Standard of Excellence Award, and numerous other honors and awards.

The author of five previous poetry collections and a book of essays, Jane Hirshfield has been a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and England's T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and she is the winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, and multiple volumes of The Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies.

Praise For…


We are so fortunate that two magnificent poets have been drawn to Mirabai's music. Like two twining flutes, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield ignite these subtle, surrendered-heart notes.—Coleman Barks, author of The Drowned Book and The Essential Rumi

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807063873
ISBN-10: 0807063878
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Publication Date: April 2009
Pages: 103
Language: English