New Latin American Poets
Provocative and magical, lyrical and cinematic, a new generation of Latin American poets shows off its wit and invention in this bilingual sampler.
Hallucinated Horse takes readers on a journey across the vibrant poetic landscapes of the Spanish-speaking Americas. From the desirous unquiet of Javier Norambuena, from whose Humedales the volume takes it title, to the medieval magic of Elena Salamanca, these are poems that fascinate and inspire as they explore the uncanny properties of domestic and psychic spaces.
With a captivating cast of obsessive adolescents, synthetic flowers, perverse housewives and mythological figures, Hallucinated Horse presents its English translations facing the Spanish originals, making it a superb tool for language students.
56pp ISBN: 978-1-906309-22-0
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from VIDA DE NADIE
Felipe García Quintero
When my fat mum’s sleeping she looks like a whale, beached on the shore. So I laugh and as I watch her, my dreaming eyes become the water of her ocean and my hands the sand of the shoreline.
While she sleeps, I wonder if life is bestowed upon the earth as whales are, and if now, I might try in vain to move her body towards waters she doesn't want to visit anymore.
Yaxkin Melchy (Mexico), María Eugenia López (Argentina), Felipe García Quintero (Colombia), Omar Pimienta (Mexico), Paul Guillén (Peru), Javier Norambuena (Chile), Ariadna Vásquez (Dominican Republic), Rosa Chávez (Guatemala), Emma Villazón Ritcher (Bolivia), Héctor Hernández Montecinos (Chile), Elena Salamanca (El Salvador), Gema Santamaría (Nicaragua), Mara Pastor (Puerto Rico), Nérvinson Machado (Venezuela), Luis Alberto Bravo (Ecuador).