Sombra En Plata: Poemas / Shadow in Silver: Poems: A Bilingual Edition

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Swan Isle Press
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6.0 X 8.58 X 0.68 inches | 0.71 pounds
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About the Author

Olivia Maciel resides in Chicago, where she is a lecturer in Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Más salado que dulce / Saltier than Sweet, Luna de cal / Limestone Moon, and Filigrana encendida / Filigree of Light, as well as editor of the poetry anthology Astillas de luz / Shards of Light. She is the recipient of the José Martí Literary Award and most recently of ForeWord's Magazine Silver Award for Filigree of Light in 2002. Kelly Austin is assistant professor of Spanish literature at the University of Chicago.


"Like a photograph revealed in developing solution, beneath the secret of red light, the poetic countenance of Maciel gradually appears and is configured with great clarity in her most recent book, Sombra en plata / Shadow in Silver."

--Alan E. Smith "Sirena" (11/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)

"Loaded with symbolism and allegorical content. . . . The search for what's fleeting, the capture of elusive moments, the glance toward the point where these make contact with the solidity of the earth: all these elements reappear in the verses of Maciel with sufficient tenacity to convert them, or almost, into a complete poetics."

--Jorge Frisancho "ContraTiempo" (12/1/2005 12:00:00 AM)

"This faithful bilingual edition teems with sensual metaphor and arresting imagery."

--Salwa Jabado "Criticas" (3/1/2006 12:00:00 AM)

"The poetry of Olivia Maciel is profound and complex, moving and tender. It speaks to us of what poetry ought to speak: love, indifference, and nostalgia. This is poetry to read in a quiet voice and meditate upon, a distinct and distinguished voice in the poetry of the Americas."

--Marjorie Agosín, author of The Light of Desire (10/1/2005 12:00:00 AM)

"An outpouring of nature that makes us feel the true smoothness of the seasons, the colors, the fruits, the bodies. Olivia Maciel's poetry is precise and profound, a motif of eroticism that is illuminated by the very rays of the sun spread upon each verse."

--Elena Poniatowska (10/1/2005 12:00:00 AM)