Hi, we're Red Poppy, a 501 (c)3 literary non-profit, dedicated to promoting the power of Latin American poetry to evoke emotions, shift social consciousness, and spark individual and collective change. You can order any book on bookshop through us as the affiliate, helping our work, just searching for it at the top, but here we have curated selections around our most recent project, the multilingual anthology Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution, published in 2020 by Tin House Books. In our work as a non-profit, we're providing discounted or free copies of Resistencia to those thirsty for this literature but whose income is limited. We are also working on an educational outreach program for the book. With every purchase made through out store here, Bookshop will give us a small but essential contribution to will help fund those efforts, while giving back to independent bookstores at the same time.
Towards that, we're including other books that tie-in to the theme, including a list of books by Resistentica's contributors. This includes Mark Eisner's award-winning, "unflinching" biography of the iconic resistance poet Pablo Neruda, Neruda: A Biography of a Poet. Mark is a co-editor of Resistencia, a contributing translator, and a member of the Red Poppy leadership team. He will make a personal donation to the outreach effort on top of the Bookshop percentage for every copy of the biography sold here.
The Resistenica Libros shop also features the books of other translators and poets who have generously contributed to Resistencia.
"Resistencia is alive with bravery, feminism, strength, agency, protest, power and hope."
― Ms. Magazine
"Resistencia is as uplifting as choral music and as devastating as the news."
― San Francisco Chronicle
"Exactly the kind of book this world needs more of. . . . This is a must-read."
― Book Marks, Most Anticipated Poetry Collections for Fall 2020
"With their overriding theme of the search for justice and equality in an age of global unrest, these poems may never be more timely."
― Library Journal
Resistencia is rooted in a strong tradition of protest poetry and expressed by icons of the movement from the beginning of the 20th Century and by some of the most exciting voices of today. Formally dexterous and emotionally wide-ranging, the poems bring feminist, queer, indigenous, urban, and ecological themes to the forefront alongside historically prominent protests against imperialism, dictatorships, and economic inequality. The poems grapple with identity, place, and belonging, resisting easy definitions to render a complex, nuanced, and multifaceted portrait of language in rebellion.
There are voices from across Latin America as well as the Caribbean: poets writing not just in Spanish, but in French, Portuguese, Kreyól, Quechuan, Miskito, Mapudungun, Yucatecan Mayan, and Maya Kaqchikel––translated by an all-star team into English.
More info on each of the books on their lists here. Please join us, and thank you for your support.