Reversible Monuments introduces contemporary Mexican poetry to American readers. It includes major international writers like Alberto Blanco, Pura López-Colomé, and David Huerta, as well as poets whose work, while well-known in the Spanish-speaking world, has not yet seen publication in English. The twenty-five poets represented are diverse: urban, educated, younger, well traveled, aware of their literary heritage, and include Buddhists, feminists, Jewish poets, experimental poets, darkly brooding poets, and playfully entertaining poets. Reversible Monuments features an introduction by Elliot Weinberger and gathers the work of esteemed translators alongside that of younger translators. It also includes biographies of the poets, notes on the poetry, and an extensive bibliography of contemporary Mexican poetry.
“Featuring over thirty contemporary poets, this anthology is a fresh voice from south of the border.” —Library Journal
“This is without doubt a landmark volume.” —Booklist
“[A] multilingual labor of love.” —Edward Hirsch, The Washington Post
“An important landmark in Mexican literature.” —El Paso Times