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Stroker, a publisher of chapbooks, is the distributor and copublisher of “2000 Japanese Poems for the Year 2000,” a voluminous collection of chapbooks, 15 in all, translated by Howard S. Levy.

Love is the focus. The introductory volume is the essay titled “The Psychology of Love as Depicted by Ancient Love Poets,” with a preface and drawing by Irving Stettner, and sumi-e paintings by Akira Yamauchi. For students of poetry it supplies material (as Arthur Waley said in regard to another Levy book) for “future general workers in both anthropology and sexual psychology.”

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