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Two Poems while we Heal (dos poemas latinoamericanos)

Major Hurricanes, two earthquakes… As we stay together and in solidarity with our fellow colleagues and friends from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean, swamped and thorn, two poems from José Emilio Pacheco (México) and Virgilio Piñera (Cuba) came to mind. In 1966, Pacheco wrote «El reposo del fuego» for

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Himno, by Jane Johnson

Himno   Glorifiquemos ahora la guerra y los frutos de la batalla; victoriosos gocemos de lo merecido concedido por Dios Todopoderoso: ¡Nuestra es la Tierra! ¡Nuestros los seres que habitan su superficie! Nuestros: el aire, el agua, las piedras preciosas y las comunes: todos nuestros.   Este humo que huele

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Tiawanaku: poemas de la madre coqa

Kollasuyu Bolivia     Todopoderoso Viracocha, Viracocha que está presente, Viracocha, señor de todo Dueño de la belleza del mundo, Que ha creado todo diciendo: «Que sea el hombre, que sea la mujer, Y todos los frutos de la tierra», ¿Dónde te encuentras… en las nubes, en las sombras? …Recibe

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Reading with Cuban Poet and Essayist Victor Fowler Calzada

Friday, October 9th from 5:30-7:00pm in BEN 2.104 the award winning Cuban poet and essayist Victor Fowler Calzada will conduct a reading from his works. Víctor Fowler Calzada is one of the most influential poets and intellectuals writing in Cuba today.  The author of ten books of poetry and five

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Pterodáctilo Poetry and Tamales at Malvern Books

WHEN: Friday September 26 from 6:00-8:00pm WHERE: Malvern Books at 613 W 29th Street WHAT: Poetry Reading and Tamales Friday September 26th Pterodáctilo will host a poetry reading at Malvern Books as part of the presentation of our Dossier 12 on Contemporary Iberian Poetry. We will provide tamales so our editors, bloggers,

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It’s Pablo Neruda’s Birthday: Where Is His Body Going Now?

Since one of my co-editors sent me a link to celebrate Pablo Neruda’s birthday and to give me «inspiration» for my next post I thought I would go ahead and follow his suggestion (thanks James). Both James and I have been following the recent movements of the Chilean poet’s remains (you

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Pterodáctilo No. 11 Launched!!!

On Friday the Ptero Team launched the «Lost Issue» of Pterodáctilo, this is the online literary, linguistic, and cultural journal for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. We held the launch party at Salvation Pizza. The new features of this issue are: the

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