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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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