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Exaltation of Light

By: Homero Aridjis

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"In the poetry of Homero Ardjis there is the gaze, the pulse of the poet ... the discontinuous time of practical and rational life and the continuity of desire and death; there is the poet's personal truth." -Octavio Paz

A native of New York City, Elliot Weinberger is a poet, translator, and editor of the distinguished international journal of poetry and translation, Montemora. His other books of translations include Eagle or Sun and A Draft of Shadows, both by Octavio Paz. Homero Aridjis was born in Contepec, Michoacan, Mexico, in 1940. He was the founder of the review Correspondencias and chief editor of Diagolos; his first book of poems in translation, Blue Spaces, was published in the United States in 1974. The recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships in 1966-67 and 1979-80, he has been visiting professor at the University of Indiana and New York University as well as Poet in Residence at Columbia University's Translation Center. Homero Aridjis also has served as Mexico's Ambassador to Switzerland and to the Netherlands. These translations have received an award from the Translation Center at Columbia University, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

There are Birds in this Land
(Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun)

There are birds in this land
there is song from the green to the dry
there is a tree of many names
there is mixed mud and straw
there is a rock in the nigh
t like a firefly that doesn't move
there is a twittering of dust on the plains
there is a river that climbs a mountain
with a murmur that grows thin
there is a man     there is light
there are birds in this land

© BOA Editions, Ltd, 1981

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Cloth ISBN: 0-918526-28-0
Price: $20.00
Publishing Date: 1981
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Paperback ISBN: 0-918526-29-9
Price: $10.00
Publishing Date: 1981
Cover wear evident