“We are, without doubt, before a major work, of a rare and powerful authenticity that overleaps today’s current panorama of Spanish poetry.” —Sabas Martín, El mundo (Spanish newspaper)
Five Star Amazon review:
"Excellent book. A poetic journey that transcends from the intimate to the epic in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Pregnancy and delivery never had a more surprising, raw and painful, yet celebratory journey among skyscrapers within the apocalyptic setting of the end of the millennium in New York City. Told from a visionary sense of sorrow and illumination, the book culminates in the falling of the Twin Towers. Truly sublime."
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In awarding the book-length poem Caída Libre (Free Fall) the Government of the Canary Islands’ prestigious 2003 Dulce María Loynaz International Poetry Prize, the jury highlighted the “authenticity and force in the language”, reflecting the process of a pregnancy with a “hard, steeled language,” a language, though, “not incisive, but very realistic and extraordinarily beautiful.” “In a masterful form,” the poem, “passes from the plane of the intimate to that of the almost-epic, using a figure not found commonly in poetry: the chronicle of a pregnancy.” (Press notes Dec. 2003). But Caída Libre registers much more beyond that chronicle. Conception, delivery, and maternity unite in an epic of the derangement and celebration at the end of the millennium in New York City. And then shortly afterwards, the catastrophe of the Twin Towers with its agony and irreversible transformation of values: the fall of the West’s formulation in the previous millennium. Caída Libre is a brilliant and fundamental book to understand ourselves in our current century, in its conflicts and atrocities, but also in its soundness and revelations. The importance of its read is amplified by its Hispanic perspective and gender, and this bilingual edition opens up its accessibility. The book is currently being taught at universities around the globe, and has been included in important critical studies.
Praise for Caida Libre/Free Fall
“...The experience has been enriching, the best book of poems by someone living that I have read in a long time... and I read.”
—Mairym Cruz Bernal, President of Pen Club Puerto Rico.
“We are, without doubt, before a major work, of a rare and powerful authenticity that overleaps today’s current panorama of Spanish poetry.”
—Sabas Martín, El mundo (Spanish newspaper)
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