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No Shelter The Selected Poems of Pura López-Colomé

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No Shelter The Selected Poems of Pura López-Colomé by López-Colomé, Pura; Gander, Forrest, 9781555973605
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  • ISBN: 9781555973605 | 1555973604
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2002
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A Lannan Translation Selection Beautifully translated by the award-winning American poet Forrest Gander, the work of highly esteemed Mexican poet Pura Loacute;pez-Colomeacute; is, with this important volume, available in the US for the first time. Selected by Gander from throughout Loacute;pez-Colomeacute;'s five books in Spanish, these exceptional poems confront the confinements of fate, history, and misbegotten beliefs. In forms that blur back and forth between poetry and prose, Loacute;pez-Colomeacute; uses spare and honest language to describe the music of dreams, faith, and faithlessness; hers are poems of the soul resuscitated from the shackles of the body. As Gander notes in his Introduction: "[This] poetry is philosophical and exacting, pared into short, sharp lines, obsidian flakes." Indeed, the fierce intelligence and insistent moral and spiritual engagement of Loacute;pez-Colomeacute;'s poetry situate her among the most significant contemporary Mexican poets.No Shelteris a bilingual edition, with English translations appearing in the first half of the text and the Spanish originals in the second. Born in Mexico City in 1952,Pura Loacute;pez-Colomeacute;is the author of five books of verse in Spanish. She has also translated works by Samuel Beckett, Virginia Woolf, Seamus Heaney, and Gertrude Stein into her native language. She lives in Cueravaca with her family. Forrest Ganderis the author of many celebrated collections of experimental poetry, includingTorn Awake,Deeds of Utmost Kindness, andScience & Steepleflower. A Lannan Translation Selection Beautifully translated by the award-winning American poet Forrest Gander, the work of highly esteemed Mexican poet Pura Loacute;pez-Colomeacute; is, with this important volume, available in the US for the first time. Selected by Gander from throughout Loacute;pez-Colomeacute;'s five books in Spanish, these exceptional poems confront the confinements of fate, history, and misbegotten beliefs. In forms that blur back and forth between poetry and prose, Loacute;pez-Colomeacute; uses spare and honest language to describe the music of dreams, faith, and faithlessness; hers are poems of the soul resuscitated from the shackles of the body. As Gander notes in his Introduction: "[This] poetry is philosophical and exacting, pared into short, sharp lines, obsidian flakes." Indeed, the fierce intelligence and insistent moral and spiritual engagement of Loacute;pez-Colomeacute;'s poetry situate her among the most significant contemporary Mexican poets.No Shelteris a bilingual edition, with English translations appearing in the first half of the text and the Spanish originals in the second. "[This book] features recent work in a variety of forms, from prose poetry to more abstract lyrics that center on love, religion, memory, and their subversion."Publishers Weekly

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