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Mexico in my Heart

Selected Poems

Willis Barnstone

Mexico in my Heart
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Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Language, Latin American, Spanish and Catalan
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Willis Barnstone is a literature in himself: poet, translator, interpreter, in one year he can range from Jesus to Sappho and Borges with calm authority and good humour. He re-translates the New Testament in a version Harold Bloom describes as ‘a superb act of restoration’. Borges himself declared, ‘Four of the best things in America are Whitman’s Leaves, Melville’s Whale, the sonnets of Barnstone’s The Secret Reader, and my daily Corn Flakes…’ Mexico in My Heart is the essential Barnstone, drawing on fifteen collections, poetry from six decades of writing and from several continents. He went to Mexico at the age of fifteen and, gathering languages and literatures, has never stopped learning.
    Willis Barnstone (1927- ) is one of America's most prolific and highly regarded translators and poets. He has spent extended periods in Mexico, Spain, France, England, Greece, and China. He began writing poetry when he was twenty years old; his first published poem appeared in the Anglo-French periodical Points . His ... read more
    Awards won by Willis Barnstone Winner, 2015 Fred Cody Award Runner-up, 1997 Pulitzer Prize 
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