Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution

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$18.95  $17.62
Publisher
Tin House Books
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Pages
260
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781951142070

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About the Author

Julia Alvarez is the author numerous bestselling and award-winning novels including How the García Girls Lost Their Accents and In the Time of Butterflies, collections of poems, and works of nonfiction as well as picture books.

She has won the Pura Belpré Award, the Américas Award, the Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature, and the National Medal of Arts.

Mark Eisner is a writer, translator, and documentary filmmaker. Neruda: The Poet's Calling is the product of fifteen years of in-depth research, including many primary interviews with members of Neruda's intimate circle, who offered rare insights into this mysterious public figure's life.

Eisner is the editor of The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (City Lights, 2004), which since its publication has consistently been the bestselling edition of Neruda's poetry in the U.S. He served as the principal literary translator for that edition, which also included translations by Robert Hass, Forrest Gander, and Stephen Mitchell, as well as an introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Eisner is producing a documentary about Neruda, slated to appear in early 2018 with the support of Latino Public Broadcasting. An initial, short version of the documentary, narrated by Isabel Allende, received a Latin American Studies Association Award of Merit.

He is writing an introduction for the first-ever English translation of Neruda's Venture of the Infinite Man. He is also also the translator of Tina Escaja's book-length poem Free Fall / Caída Libre (Fomite Press, 2015), and co-editor of an anthology of Latin American Poetry in Resistance forthcoming in Spring of 2017.

Mark Eisner is a sought-after speaker on the life and work of Pablo Neruda, at venues ranging from embassies to universities, both nationally and internationally. He holds a Masters in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, where he has also served as a Visiting Scholar.

Tina Escaja (here using the pseudonym of [email protected] Pérez) is an award-winning destructivist/a [email protected], digital artist and scholar based in Burlington, Vermont. Her creative work transcends the traditional book form, leaping into digital art, robotics, augmented reality and multimedia projects exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Translated into six languages, her poetry, fiction and hypertext have appeared in numerous collections. Many of her works are available on www.tinaescaja.com.

Reviews

Reading these poems, I felt as if this brilliant chorus of writers, living and departed, was delivering a call to action: 'We have been here all along, fighting. Won't you join us?'--Frances de Pontes Peebles, author of The Air You Breathe
Resistencia could not be more timely. It is a stunning collection of revelations and witness. . . . Indispensable.--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels
Resistencia resists being an easy Latinx experience. While many of these poems are about war and pain, it would be a disservice to characterize them solely as melancholic. Even surrounded in death and destruction, there is a vibrancy in the lines. There is joy. There is living. Beauty's put forward bravely.--David Tomas Martinez, author of Post Traumatic Hood Disorder