La tierra permanece – Luis Benítez

Rating: ★★★★ 14/10/18 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:4 * Generación va, y generación viene; mas la tierra siempre permanece. Eclesiastés 1:4 The poet quoted. The earth and good poetry. It’s been awhile since I last read Argentine poetry, let alone a still-breathing national writer since it’s difficult for me … More La tierra permanece – Luis Benítez

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – Phillis Wheatley

Rating: ★★ 03/08/18 To a lady on the death of three relations … Weep not for them, and leave the world behind. As a young plant by hurricanes up torn, So near its parent lies the newly born— But ‘midst the bright ehtereal train behold It shines superior on a throne of gold: Then, mourner, cease; … More Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – Phillis Wheatley

One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

Rating: ★★★★ 20/07/18 Soon, we will not be in this world together And all will be a memory: Now, for just a moment, How I wish to meet. — Izumi Shikibu, #56 Better than Neruda, I tell you. One hundred people, one poem each. That’s the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, a Japanese anthology compiled by Fujiwara no … More One Hundred Leaves: A new annotated translation of the Hyakunin Isshu – Fujiwara no Teika, Blue Flute (Editor and Translator)

Poems and Prose: A Bilingual Edition – Georg Trakl

Rating: ★★★ 15/07/17 Georg Trakl was born in Austria in 1887. He started writing poetry at a very young age, however he later decided to study pharmacy. After that, he enlisted in the army but never stopped writing. During World War I, he worked as a medical official. He witnessed the harrowing consequences of the war … More Poems and Prose: A Bilingual Edition – Georg Trakl

Luna de Enfrente: Cuaderno San Martín – Jorge Luis Borges

Rating: ★★★★ 13/16/16 Moon Across the Way (1925) and San Martín Copybook (1929) are the last two books that complete the poetic trilogy Borges had started with Fervor of Buenos Aires (1923). There is a particular, tangible atmosphere that acts as a bond among those three collections, one that goes beyond the lyrical tone and elegance … More Luna de Enfrente: Cuaderno San Martín – Jorge Luis Borges