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The River Is Wide/El Rio Es Ancho: Twenty Mexican Poets, a Bilingual Anthology (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry)

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This bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry reflects a broad continuum of styles and offers generous selections from the writings of twenty poets. Marlon Fick worked directly with each poet and selected the poems to be included here on the basis of aesthetic merit, the authors' reputations, and the representational quality of the work with regard to Mexican literature.

Fick chose to include only twenty poets to allow the incorporation of generous selections from the writings of each. He includes long poems such as Al Chumacero's Responso del peregrino, a poem on the scale of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. The oldest poet is Chumacero, who is in his eighties, and the youngest, Hernan Bravo Varela, winner of Mexico's National Prize for Young Poets, is in his twenties.

The other Mexican poets are Coral Bracho, Hctor Carreto, Elsa Cross, Juan C, Jorge Ruiz Esparza, Jorge Esquinca, Gloria Gervitz, Francisco Hernndez, Elva Macias, Myriam Moscona, Rubn Bonifaz Nuno, scar Oliva, Jaime Sabines, Toms Segovia, Lillian van den Broeck, Vernica Volkow, Francisco vila Fuentes, and Bernardo Emilio Prez.

What a wonderful anthology. Marlon Fick has picked well, and he has translated with an evenand boldhand. I cant recommend it highly enough.Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway

From Mexican poet Rubn Bonifaz Nuno

Something has broken in me this morning,

walking from face to face, asking for

the one who lives inside.

And it chatters and whines and twists me

down to the tongue of the shoe.

And I have to bear it

like men so much poverty, so much darkness

on the way to old age, so many patches,

never invisible, on the skin of thesoul.

Algo se me ha quebrado esta manana

de andar, de cara en cara, preguntando

por el que vive dentro.

Y habla y se queja y se me tuerce

hasta la lengua del zapato,

por tener que aguantar como los hombres

tanta pobreza, tanto oscuro

camino a la vejez; tantos remiendos,

nunca invisibles, en la piel del alma.

Synopsis:

A bilingual anthology of the works of twenty contemporary Mexican poets. I can't recommend it highly enough. - Luis Alberto Urrea

Synopsis:

This bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry reflects a broad continuum of styles and offers generous selections from the writings of twenty poets. Marlon Fick worked directly with each poet and selected the poems to be included here on the basis of aesthetic merit, the authors' reputations, and the representational quality of the work with regard to Mexican literature.

Fick chose to include only twenty poets to allow the incorporation of generous selections from the writings of each. He includes long poems such as Al Chumacero's Responso del peregrino, a poem on the scale of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. The oldest poet is Chumacero, who is in his eighties, and the youngest, Hernan Bravo Varela, winner of Mexico's National Prize for Young Poets, is in his twenties.

The other Mexican poets are Coral Bracho, H ctor Carreto, Elsa Cross, Juan C, Jorge Ruiz Esparza, Jorge Esquinca, Gloria Gervitz, Francisco Hern ndez, Elva Macias, Myriam Moscona, Rub n Bonifaz Nu o, scar Oliva, Jaime Sabines, Tom?'s Segovia, Lillian van den Broeck, Ver nica Volkow, Francisco vila Fuentes, and Bernardo Emilio P rez.

What a wonderful anthology. Marlon Fick has picked well, and he has translated with an even--and bold--hand. I can't recommend it highly enough.--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway

Synopsis:

This bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry reflects a broad continuum of styles and offers generous selections from the writings of 20 poets. "I can't recommend it highly enough."--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "The Devil's Highway."

About the Author

Marlon L. Fick is a poet, playwright, and novelist who lives in Mexico City. He has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Kansas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826334381
Author:
Fick, Marlon L.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Mexican poetry
Subject:
Mexican poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
Poetry
Series:
Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
467
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , A bilingual anthology of the works of twenty contemporary Mexican poets. I can't recommend it highly enough. - Luis Alberto Urrea
"Synopsis" by , This bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry reflects a broad continuum of styles and offers generous selections from the writings of twenty poets. Marlon Fick worked directly with each poet and selected the poems to be included here on the basis of aesthetic merit, the authors' reputations, and the representational quality of the work with regard to Mexican literature.

Fick chose to include only twenty poets to allow the incorporation of generous selections from the writings of each. He includes long poems such as Al Chumacero's Responso del peregrino, a poem on the scale of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. The oldest poet is Chumacero, who is in his eighties, and the youngest, Hernan Bravo Varela, winner of Mexico's National Prize for Young Poets, is in his twenties.

The other Mexican poets are Coral Bracho, H ctor Carreto, Elsa Cross, Juan C, Jorge Ruiz Esparza, Jorge Esquinca, Gloria Gervitz, Francisco Hern ndez, Elva Macias, Myriam Moscona, Rub n Bonifaz Nu o, scar Oliva, Jaime Sabines, Tom?'s Segovia, Lillian van den Broeck, Ver nica Volkow, Francisco vila Fuentes, and Bernardo Emilio P rez.

What a wonderful anthology. Marlon Fick has picked well, and he has translated with an even--and bold--hand. I can't recommend it highly enough.--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway

"Synopsis" by , This bilingual anthology of contemporary Mexican poetry reflects a broad continuum of styles and offers generous selections from the writings of 20 poets. "I can't recommend it highly enough."--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of "The Devil's Highway."
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