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    In this anthology, Rosalía de Castro speaks to our lonelinesses, to our longing for connection in an increasingly disconnected world, to the solace found in rootedness, to the writing of our desires onto the natural world, to climate change. Though she is a nineteenth-century poet, from a little-known corner of the world, her words reverberate into the...

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    Trapeze of Insomnia is a collection of the author’s poetry that includes works from Oro verde (1982), Tres veces espejo (1996), Ciudad de siempre (1998), Padre viejo (2000), Sonata de tierra adentro (2002), Agua reparada (2005), Molinar sin aspas (2006), Recital en fuga (2007), Dispensario (2012), Trashumo de mirada (2013), Madera la mañana (2016) and...

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    Written in the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, a year of rekoning, in Americana-lcd Luis Correa-Díaz casts an original and distinctly postmodern light on this country. A heady cocktail of poetry in Spanish contemplates America from the Founding Fathers to the recent presidential inauguration, evoking along the way Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the...

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    In 2020 a worldwide pandemic changed the world. Mankind, vulnerable creatures whose bodies could be devastated by a single particle of virus in the air, saw themselves forced to return to the forests, to the life of nature, to primordial solitude. Gordon E. McNeer takes us back to Walden, where Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days....

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    The contemporary Colombian poets that we present in this anthology write originally and from a variety of perspectives about poetry itself. Some translate the reality of a country that is reaching the bicentennial of its independence without having defined the parable of loneliness that Gabriel García Márquez depicted in his Macondan universe. The present...

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    Javier Alvarado’s anthology takes us on a mystical journey, from the jungles of Panamá to the streets of London. His remarkable verse embraces a yearning for earlier days, yet exposes the ghosts that haunt us in the present. By exploring past traumas such as displacement, war, and occupation in Panamá and much of Latin America, these poems urge us to...

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    The Correspondences is a collection of urban poems set in Istanbul and Florence, New York City and Buenos Aires, the outskirts of Bogotá and Sarajevo. These poems are palimpsests that layer personal and historical memory over each other. They weave together contemporary Mexican vernacular with literary Spanish of the Barroco and Modernismo, the Spanish of...

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    The need to return poetry to the people has been addressed at different moments with very uneven success. Since the 1980’s the poetry of Luis García Montero has become the standard for an entire generation of Spanish language poets.  García Montero is a poet with a following of readers, but in addition he is a poet who has never eschewed depth or...

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    Notes for a Legend (Mario Meléndez, Linares, Chile, 1971) is one of the most original voices of his generation. His poetry springs forth from great masters the likes of Vicente Huidobro and Julio Cortázar, but from there his sense of humor and of the macabre take over. One must-read poem is “My cat wants to be a poet.”: At a book signing, “I recognized...

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