The Blood That Keeps Singing/La Sangre que Sigue Canta by Clemente Soto Velez

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This is the first collection in English translation of poems by the 86- year old dean of Puerto Rican poets, Clemente Soto Velez.  These are poems that explore such topics as liberation, solitude, and the 'promised land' - Soto Velez approaches these themes with a firm and precise hand - his explorations are at once intensely personal and universally applicable.  In this bilingual book which offers a selection of his poetry drawn from Soto Velez's published works dating back to 1937, we are given the scope of the poet's life, his struggles and accomplishments. 
 

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MartA-n Espada is the recipient of an American Book Award for Imagine the Angels of Bread which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Among his other honors are the PEN/Revson Fellowship and the Paterson Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Harper's, The Nation. and The Best American Poetry. A former tenant lawyer, her is currently a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Perez-Bustillo is Research Professor, State of Mexico campus of the Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
 
Published July 1, 1995 by Curbstone Books. 123 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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