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Articles tagged "Nicaraguan Literature"


William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) produced a good many translations of Spanish-language poetry during the course of his poetic career, as well as translations of Greek, French, and Chinese poems. He was “half-Spanish,” as he says in his autobiography. This personal identity helped fuel his desire to translate poems from Spanish. He recognized that “a translation into another language involves in the first place a choice of the language into which the translation...

The Wandering Song

A singer goes all over the world impassioned or bored In a little train or a white train by the gulls or through the grain A singer walks into wars and peaces into civil wars, trench wars, trade wars through discord or concord a singer goes to all these places A poet moves in the world On the ridge spine of the elephant into the narrows of the Hellespont On a palanquin, in gemmy silks she crosses glaciers in the Alps On a cloud backed and glinting jet...

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