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José Emilio Pacheco: High Treason

I’d die
for ten places,
a few folks,
ports, forests, deserts, forts,
a broken city, gray, monstrous

September 18, 2020 · 8 Comments

Pablo Neruda: The Riddles

You have asked me what the crustacean spins between its limbs of gold
and I answer: the sea knows it.

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Federico García Lorca: Weeping for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías

García Lorca’s “Weeping for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías” is by far his best known poem in the Spanish speaking world. Why is it not better known in the United States?

May 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

Natalia Toledo Paz: To T.S. Eliot (a poem in English, Spanish and Zapotec)

From my hands grew red flowers
long and beautiful

October 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

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