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Migrations: Poem, 1976-2020

Author: Gloria Gervitz  

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An epic, single-poem tribute to the spirit of women, this is the first complete and final translation of the great Mexican poet's magnum opus. Forty-four years in the making, Migrations is considered by critics to be a masterpiece of modern Mexican literature. Gloria Gervitz's book is an epic journey in free verse through the individual and collective memories of Jewish women emigrants from Eastern Europe, a conversation that ranges across two thousand years of poetry, a bridge that spans the oracles of ancient Greece and the markets of modern Mexico, a prayer that blends the Jewish and Catholic liturgies, a Mexican woman's reclamation through poetry of her own voice and erotic power. In its reach, audacity, and astonishing vitality, Gervitz's extraordinary life's work bears comparison to the achievements of HD, Lorine Niedecker, Ezra Pound, and Walt Whitman.

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About the Author

Gloria Gervitz was born in Mexico City into an Eastern European Jewish immigrant family. She was awarded the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry in 2019. Her main body of work is Migraciones , a single poem that evolved organically over forty-four years. Gervitz has translated poetry by Samuel Beckett, Kenneth Rexroth, Lorine Niedecker, Susan Howe, and Rita Dove into Spanish. She now lives in San Diego, California. Mark Schafer is a literary translator, a visual artist, and a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he teaches Spanish. He has translated works by authors from around the Spanish-speaking world, including David Huerta, Bel

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Publisher
The New York Review of Books, Inc | NYRB Poets
Published
2nd November 2021
Pages
304
ISBN
9781681375700
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