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18. From the Other Shore

978-0-9988982-8-5

In the words of writer Julia Otxoa, “From the luminous Arabic, Greek, and Mediterranean legacies, María Paz Moreno creates a new poetry in response to current times, builds new bridges that help us understand losses and treasures, establishing other trajectories to grow in both interrogation and hope.”

Author María Paz Moreno
Translation Yunsuk Chae
ISBN 978-0-9988982-8-5
Pages 135
Format Paperback

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THE WRITTEN BODY

Words,
secretions of my body,
like sweat, siliva or excrement.
They are born of me like wild plants,
like weeds
they sprout from me without asking permission.
All of me is a dictionary
with pages annotated in the margin
and a worn-out spine.