Synopses & Reviews
These Clandestine Poems, written in the voices of five imaginary poets, deliver their political insights with biting humor, strength and tenderness. They are the poems of a worker and fighter, filled with courage, who loved life and hated oppression.
"The Salvadoran guerilla poet Roque Dalton is one of the greatest poets of Latin America. And one of the most original. In one thing he is unsurpassed: poetic humor; humor even when he wrote about something as tragic as his beloved El Salvador, for which he gave his life." --Ernesto Cardenal, Minister of Culture, Nicaragua
About the Author
Roque Dalton García (San Salvador, El Salvador, 14 May 1935 - Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, 10 May 1975) was a leftist Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets. He wrote emotionally strong, sometimes sarcastic, and image-loaded works dealing with life, death, love, and politics.