Synopses & Reviews
"A poet of admirable rigor and exactitude."—Reinaldo Arenas
"Memories of an ecstatic childhood—walks by the sea, ‘a happy mambo,’ eating deceptive tropical fruits—merge with those of recent loves in these luscious, incantatory poems."—John Ashbery
"The most accomplished gay Latino writer of his generation."—Washington Post Book World
This bilingual edition (in Spanish and English) collects Jaime Manrique’s lyrical and sensual poems about his childhood in Colombia, memories of his family, and his more recent experiences and loves in Manhattan. Musical and romantic, these poems are in the tradition of Pablo Neruda.
About the Author
Jaime Manrique is a celebrated author and poet. He lives in New York City and is an associate professor in the MFA program at Columbia University. (See also pages 12 and 14.)