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'a first-rate conversation between poetics, a marvel'

Written by Ilya Kaminsky for The Poetry Book Society's Summer 2020 Recommended Translation on Friday, May 29, 2020

Thirty-three poets from the English and Spanish-speaking Caribbean in this book give us some of the most passionate, and insightful writing around, in any language, but as I look at translated voices here, I am both moved and transformed by the way they seem to address the devastation of our current moment... The result is a first-rate conversation between poetics, a marvel.

This is a review of The Sea Needs No Ornament / El mar no necesita ornamento

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