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Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico [Paperback]

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Through a partnership to promote wider access to literary voices of Mexican artists in the United States and American writers in Mexico, the National Endowment for the Arts, the United States Embassy in Mexico, and Mexico's National Fund for Culture and the Arts have joined together to support a proposed three-year program of anthology publication and public outreach activities. In the first year, Sarabande has been named publisher of the poetry anthologies.

"We are pleased to introduce readers to the best of contemporary Mexican and American poetry through these comprehensive bilingual anthologies," states National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia. "I believe they will quickly become essential volumes for poetry lovers and grant new insight into both cultures."

Contributors include: David Huerta, Alberto Blanco, Coral Bracho, Ricardo Castillo, Vicente Quirarte, Rafael Vargas, Alicia Garcia Bergua, Fabio Morbito, Silvia Tomasa Rivera, Myriam Moscona, and more.

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Pages   275
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2006
Publisher   Sarabande Books
ISBN  1932511199  
ISBN13  9781932511192  

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More About Luis Cortes Bargallo

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Bargallo is the author of four poetry collections, including Terrario (1979); El circo silencioso (1985); La soledad del polo (1990); Al margen indomable(1996); and an anthology, Po el ojo de una aguja (1999). He was a recipient of the Trusteeship from la Cultura MA(c)xico-USA (Rockefeller/ Bancomer/ FONCA), and is a member of the National System of Creators of Art.

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An anthology of contemporary poetry by a variety of Mexican authors  May 6, 2006
Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico is an anthology of contemporary poetry by a variety of Mexican authors. Each poem is presented in its original Spanish and in English translation, and cover a broad variety of themes in this compilation ideal for classroom study or private reading. Authors represented include Elsa Cross, Francisco Hernandez, Jose Luis Rivas, Alberto Blanco, and many more. Approximately four to six of each author's brief poems are showcased in this eclectic anthology that reflects the energetic spirit of Mexican poetry. "Dispersion": I rip off this Persian robe / and lots petals fly / around the room. // Nevertheless, the fallen colors, / my naked body, / shivering, / reminds me of dispersion. // The stars / pierce with anise the dark sky. / I see myself melt away in God's abyss / and not in your arms.

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