World, by Ana Luisa Amaral

Staff Pick

Whether she’s writing about birds, bugs, or the interconnectedness of every living being, Amaral's sparse, graceful poetry conveys the sheer joy of living--even melancholy touches on the happiness at its borders.  As she celebrates the minutiae of all life--plant, animal, and human--Amaral finds her place in a line that includes Tomas Transtromer and Wislawa Szymborska; another form of flying/ without wings/ at the very height of passion she says about a peacock--and about poetry.



World By Ana Luísa Amaral, Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811234832
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Published: New Directions - April 4th, 2023

This is Not Miami, by Fernanda Melchor

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Melchor follows two acclaimed novels--Hurricane Season and Paradais--with an equally impressive collection of essays.  Focusing on Veracruz and its outskirts, the volume chronicles the dark side of the city with pieces on crime and violence. In addition to diligent reporting, Melchor deploys ingenious language that digs below the surface; but the backbone of this work is the characters. As she does in her fiction, she gives us an empathetic view of lives whose inner workings we wouldn't otherwise know, in this case, those of various criminals and other disreputable figures--and the darkness that haunts them.


This is Not Miami By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by) Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811228053
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Published: New Directions - April 4th, 2023

The Translations of Seamus Heaney

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The late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney was best known for his original poetry but won high acclaim also for his remarkable translations. This new volume collects the latter, spotlighting his range--from ancient Greek drama to old Irish poems to Beowulf and beyond--and his dexterity with not just one, but many languages. This is a word hoard to be prized and savored.




The Translations of Seamus Heaney By Seamus Heaney, Marco Sonzogni (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374277734
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 21st, 2023