RESISTENCIA and its "diverse brigada of mass creation"

By Red Poppy Resistencia Libros

By Red Poppy Resistencia Libros

Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution

Tina Escaja, Mark Eisner, et al.

$18.95 $17.43

"A groundbreaking collection of works by over 50 poets, Resistencia is alive with bravery, feminism, strength, agency, protest, power and hope." – Ms. Magazine


Javier Zamora

$16.00 $14.72

Javier is one of the youngest poets in the collection. His father fled El Salvador when Javier was a year old, as did his mother when he was about to turn five. Both parents’ migrations were caused by the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War (1980–1992). In 1999, Zamora migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually the Sonoran Desert. After a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Zamora managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants. "Zamora’s resourcefulness is one of his most distinctive qualities as a poet. "-- The New Yorker


Carolina De Robertis

$26.95 $24.79

Yet another moving book by Carolina, who translated Rebeca Lane's rap "Poisonous Poetry" for the anthology. And this luscious novel, set in her native Uraguay flows with sweeping Resistencia prose. As the New York Times put it: "Cantoras is bold and unapologetic, a challenge to the notion of ‘normalcy’ and a tribute to the power of love, friendship and political resistance. It’s a revolutionary fable, ideal for this moment, offered with wisdom and care.”


Mark Eisner


The acclaimed biography of one of the most iconic resistance poets of the 20th century. It braids together three major strands of Neruda’s life—his world-revered poetry; his political engagement; and his tumultuous, even controversial, personal life—forming a single cohesive narrative of intimacy and breadth, and showing the efficacy of the self-proclaimed "people's poet" ability to create social change through verse. Written by Resistencia's co-editor Mark Eisner, with the participation of contributors Megan Coxe, Jessica Powell, Carolina de Roberits, among others. Features input by Resistencia poets such as Raúl Zurita. A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography. Basis for Mark's Paris Review essay, "What We Can Learn from Neruda's Poetry of Resistance"

Out of the Cage

Fernanda García Lao

$15.95 $14.67

Out March 11, 2021! Pre-order now to get in on all the excitement about this deliriously wonderful novel by Fernanda García Lao. It's her first book published in English. Fernanda, from Argentina, contributed one of the most powerful contemporary poems in the anthology. Will Vanderhyden translated it brilliantly, as he did this book.

Every Day We Get More Illegal

Juan Felipe Herrera

$14.95 $13.75

The newest book from the cilantro magic heart and poet, powerful lines from one of the most humble huge hearted poets you'll ever read. After his first term as poet Laureate bringing poetry to children, he was asked to serve another term. Published by holy City Lights...


Julia Alvarez

$25.95 $23.87

Julia wrote the gripping intro to Resistencia, whose release coincided with Afterlife, her first adult novel in 15 years. Its stunning and so resonant: "A remarkable and nuanced novel exploring immigration, humanity and compassion in a bitter and fractured world.” ––Ms. Magazine "A compassionately political look at how we view the workers whom we gladly exploit, the immigration crisis, what we owe ourselves, and what we owe each other as a community. " ––Salon

The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War (Anchor Books)

Gioconda Belli

$16.95 $15.59

Gioconda has been crucial in the anthology's evolution. While there are several volumes of her poems translated into English, this memoir from the electrifying Nicaraguan is just gorgeous and so important. Salmon Rushdie describes it as "a passionate, lyrical, tough-minded account of an extraordinary life in art, revolution, and love. It's a book to relish, to read and re-read. Unforgettable."

Manual destructivista / Destructivist Manual

Tina Escaja and Jhon Aguasaco


The groundbreaking Destructivist Poetics of multidisciplinary artist and scholar --and Resistencia co-editor Tina Escaja, transformed into English by one of Resistencia's translators, Kristin Dykstra. "...the Destructivist destroys / poetry in its censored shapes, obsolete complicities, canonical / restrictions, demystifies it, dismembers it, bites it, tears it turns it to toilet paper, to origami, to poetry in Hokkein."


Raul Zurita


The Poetry Foundation has described Raúl as “one of Latin America’s most celebrated and controversial poets.” This volume is translated by our incredible contributor Anna Deeny. This is a landmark book that sets up Anna and Raúl's collection of his selected poems, "Sky Below." “There isn’t a more important contemporary writer than Raúl Zurita. And through her insistent attention to diction and syntax, Anna Deeny creates an English poetry as abrupt, heuristic, sweeping, and finally redemptive as the Spanish; to wit, she delivers Zurita’s genius.” —Forrest Gander. "Raúl Zurita is one of the essential poets of the twenty-first century, and we are fortunate to have these fiercely beautiful translations." —Robert Hass

The Winter Garden Photograph

Reina Maria Rodriguez


This book is the latest jewel from an astonishing body of work from one of Cuba's most dynamic minds. It won the 2020 PEN Award for Translation. Kristin Dykstra, its principal translator, has worked with the poet for years now. When asked what Rodríguez’s work means to the spirit of resistance, Dykstra concluded: “What she resists most insistently is the reduction of life to codified platforms. What she gives us instead in her poems is something vibrant, moving, fleet”. (Dykstra’s translation of Rodríguez’s “California Apples” appears in the anthology).

Before a Mirror, the City

Nancy Morejon

$17.00 $15.64

“I am, at once, Nancy Morejón,” she asserts, “an individual, a unity, who cannot be subdivided into parts as one does when learning math…I am not more of a black person than a woman; I am not more of a woman than a Cuban; I am not more of a black person than a Cuban. I am a brief combustion of those factors.” That combustion flares with the flames of all the factors and identities of herself and the collective realities and history of her fellow Afro-Cuban women to burn lines that rage in resistance, among other struggles, to their continued erasure from contemporary and historical narratives, while keeping their revolutionary spirit alive. Before a Mirror, the City offers an exciting new angle, where she focuses on the poetry of place, richly illuminating the character of Habana in all its vibrancy.