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Several poems by Li Po are included in the 1975 Anchor Press anthology Sunflower Splendor: 3000 Years of Chinese Poetry, which provides an excellent introduction to Chinese poetry supplemented by helpful explanatory materials.

Ezra Pound noted that "The River-Merchant's Wife" had a style and tone that would make it seem at home in Robert Browning's early collection of poetry titled Men and Women, available from Oxford University Press, 1972.

In Digging for the Treasure: Translation after Pound, published by Peter Lang in 1984, Ronnie Apter discusses Pound's ability to remain faithful to the original poem while translating for a twentieth-century reader.

Cathayis included in Pound's Collected Shorter Poems (Faber & Faber, 1968), a volume that includes many of Pound more accessible works.

Simon Elegant's A Floating Life: the Adventures of Li Po: an Historical Novel is a beautifully written tale that recreates the adventurous, flamboyant life of Li Po...

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