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Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico.

Connecting Lines New Poetry from Mexico

Luis Cortes Bargallo, editor

Forrest Gander, translation editor

Sarabande Books

2234 Dundee Road, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205

1932511199 $16.95 1-800-283-3572

Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico is an anthology of contemporary poetry by a variety of Mexican authors. Each poem is presented in its original Spanish and in English translation, and cover a broad variety of themes in this compilation ideal for classroom study or private reading. Authors represented include Elsa Cross, Francisco Hernandez, Jose Luis Rivas, Alberto Blanco, and many more. Approximately four to six of each author's brief poems are showcased in this eclectic anthology that reflects the energetic spirit of Mexican poetry. "Dispersion": I rip off this Persian robe / and lots petals fly / around the room. // Nevertheless, the fallen colors, / my naked body, / shivering, / reminds me of dispersion. // The stars / pierce with anise the dark sky. / I see myself melt away in God's abyss / and not in your arms.
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Author:Lane, Margaret
Publication:MBR Bookwatch
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Date:May 1, 2006
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