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Reversible Monuments
Monica de la Torre
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Reversible Monuments
Contemporary Mexican Poetry
Monica de la Torre

Mexican poetry has flourished during the past thirty years, and this ambitious multilingual anthology surveys the vibrant and eclectic work of poets born after 1950. The poetry of this new generation reflects a wealth of backgrounds, regions, and influences. Reversible Monuments presents the first generation of Mexican poets who hold in common an international perspective, at the same time that it honors Mexico's indigenous tradition by featuring, in a trilingual presentation, poets who write in languages such as Zapotec, Tzeltal, and Mazatec.

As Eliot Weinberger notes in his introduction, "Reversible Monuments" is unique among Mexican anthologies (and nearly all other anthologies) in that it gives each poet ample space to be heard: the poets do not blur together into an amorphous 'Mexicanism.' Its catholicity of taste, avoidance of nepotism, and recognition of the fact that not all Mexican poetry is written in Spanish makes it far superior to any anthology I know, covering similar ground."

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A Lannan Literary Selection

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"Featuring over 30 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

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