Category Archives: Contemporary

Ammiel in the Mountains

What is political writing? What is political reading?
How can reading invigorate your life? Continue reading

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What Light Can Do

What Light Can Do is the title of Robert Hass’s book of essays reflecting on poetry and landscape. In this post I pass the time waiting for a book to arrive with Hass. Continue reading

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Xosé Vázquez Pintor

Xosé Vázquez Pintor-  The Longing Won’t Win Out You can listen to this blog on Podomatic I am revisiting a poem by Xosé Vázquez Pintor.  I want you to hear it in the original and in translation, now that I … Continue reading

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Xavier Seoane- Spiral of Shadows

Now only the wind howled and a slow rain fell over the moors Continue reading

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Berta Piñán- The Letter

Getting used to you, who ask for nothing, love, turned out easy. And it is enjoyable to try out life’s force in your life, love, who offer me everything every day. But today you receive a letter with names from … Continue reading

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Berta Piñán- In Memoriam

You come to me. You know all the corners of this house, the plenitude of the air when winter attacks and we remain alone who came alone. From what strange province, from what absurd season of ashes and rain do … Continue reading

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Daniel García Granda- Philadelphia Skyline

For Miriam The giants are as quiet as intentions of glass, and their souls lean out between their lids searching the vagabond breeze of the skies. At this hour the city is a black woman with gold alleyways wrapped round … Continue reading

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