English PEN Award Winner
Diana Bellessi’s trail-blazing poetry has been a source of inspiration for successive generations of Argentine poets. For fifty years, her work has confronted social, ecological and colonial exploitation with poetry of ethical and lyrical integrity. This is the first single-author selection of her work to appear in English, drawing on six of her most vital collections. At the heart of the book is a sequence of sensual love poems that helped to establish a new directness in Latin American queer poetics. Includes an afterword by Mary Jean Chan.
The Poetry Translation Centre’s World Poet Series showcases the most exciting living poets from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.
“The apparent simplicity of Bellessi’s verse often belies a keen attention to imagery and musicality that Leo Boix brings vividly to life in the English translation.”
- Mary Jean Chan
Size: 178 x 111mm, 66 pages
Languages: Spanish, English