Love Poems by Jaime Sabines
(Biblioasis International Translation Series)

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“Love is the finest,” writes Jaime Sabines, “the most shuddering, / the most unendurable, silence.”

Available for the first time as a complete selection in English, Love Poems presents Jaime Sabines’ powerful erotic verse in an exceptional translation by Irish Canadian poet Colin Carberry.

Jaime Sabines, Mexico’s most influential modern poet, was born in Chiapas in 1926. He received numerous literary awards and honors over the course of his career. Sabines died in Mexico City in 1999.

 

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Jaime Sabines Gutierrez, Mexico's most influential modern poet, was born in Chiapas in 1926. His first collection, Horal, appeared in 1950 and met with widespread critical acclaim. Several of his later titles are considered classics, and his poetry continues to be anthologized and widely translated. He received numerous literary awards and honours over the course of his career, including the City of Mexico Prize, the National Prize for Literature, and the Belisario Dominguez Medal of honour. Often regarded as one of the major poets of the 20th century, he died in Mexico City in March 1999. Colin Carberry was born in Toronto and raised in Ireland. He is the author of the poetry collections The Crossing, The Green Table and Ceasefire in Purgatory, and is the translator of an earlier volume of verse by Sabines. He lives in Mexico.
 
Published December 6, 2011 by Biblioasis. 137 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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