The New World Written: Selected Poems

June 22, 2021|
The New World Written: Selected Poems by Maria Baranda
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A lyrical collection of the finest poems by a leading Mexican poet, superbly translated for English readers

The poetry of María Baranda is a haunting homage to the natural world, transcendent in scope, attentive to the particular, and acutely attuned to the mystery of being. Absorbed by nature’s otherness, Baranda seeks to inhabit the voices of the wind, of wings, night, day, and perhaps most keenly, water. These lyrical verses turn repeatedly to the longings and griefs of embodiment: “What is that God / To be praised with all our sadness / If not love / Or at least the wonder / Of being a body full of blood,” Baranda asks.
 
Drawing on epics such as the Aeneid and Beowulf, the mystical verses of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and writers who engage the landscape of shore and sea, from Daniel Defoe to Dylan Thomas, this sweeping collection brings together the finest poems of one of today’s most powerful and innovative Mexican writers.
Award-winning poet María Baranda is a major figure in contemporary Latin American literature. Paul Hoover is the author of O, and Green: New and Selected Poems and professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University.
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Title:The New World Written: Selected Poems
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.98 in
Published:June 22, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300241242

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