Bilingual Poetry Collections: English and Spanish

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Five newly acquired bilingual collections of poetry, in English and Spanish, explore timely and painful topics of home and hurt, whether personalgeopolitical or a combination of both. 

Cinco colecciones bilingües de poesía recién adquiridas, en inglés y español, exploran temas modernas y dolorosos del hogar y el dolor, ya sean personales o geopolíticos o una combinación de ambos.

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The Insistence of Harm / La Insistencia del Daño

“The Insistence of Harm” is a series of poignant lyric poems that takes readers from India to the Balkans to Spain and Latin America, exploring the nature of harm in its various guises: war, disease, heartbreak, suicide. 

Losing Miami

“Losing Miami” is an experiment in grieving the potential loss of Miami to rising sea levels. What are we losing if we lose Miami, a seemingly impossible city formed out of Caribbean migration and the transformation of language? 

While They Sleep (Under the Bed Is Another Country)

In fragmentary prose poems, the author describes the intersection of colonialism and damage from Hurricane María on Puerto Rico, using the metaphor of the bed America has made and in which it must now lie.