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Absence: poem for Catalina Mucú Maas

A friend writes: “The 8th of March was International Women’s Day. All day my inbox flooded with emails acknowledging the brave women who have campaigned over the years for equality and justice. Then the following day, I received a beautiful … Continue reading

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New publication – Cascadia Solidaria: Poems and Translations

I woke this early this morning, feeling strangely moved to create art, to finally finish a poetry zine project that I’ve been working on in bits and pieces over the last few years.  I was excited to be in Cascadia … Continue reading

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2010 in novels

In an era of information super-saturation, the ritual of year’s end lists is less a matter of definitive “best of” status than a glimpse into the fragments of media which most influenced each individual observer’s worldview and experience over the … Continue reading

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Blasphemies for San Simón

Pilgrims, we enter your sanctum through a courtyard of hungry kittens, unstable helices of flies, hermetic diagrams on the walls glimpsed in passing. Within you reign imperious over the ghosts of a thousand melted prayers. Your priest stirs the charring … Continue reading

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Mario Vargas Llosa: The intellectual defense of liberal racism in Latin America

In the weeks since the announcement of the recipients of the 2010 Nobel Prizes, the Latin American novelist and essayist Mario Vargas Llosa has been inescapable in the international media. He may indeed deserve the Nobel in Literature for his … Continue reading

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The clouds in Guatemala

In Guatemala the clouds slide down the skirts of the volcanoes into the caldera lake, rustling and roaring with the rain approaching— We swam this morning off the rocks, you floated away around an outcrop and I was alone with … Continue reading

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