In poems brilliantly textured and layered, Salgado Maranhao integrates socio-political thought with subjects abstractly metaphysical. Concrete collides with conceptual??? butcher shops, sex, and machine guns in conversation with language, absence, and time??? resulting in a collection varied as well as unified, an aesthetic at once traditional and postmodern. Writing in forms both fixed and free, Maranhao's language suggests a jazz-like musicality that rings true in Alexis Levitin's masterful translations. For readers who ...

Blood of the Sun: Poems 2012, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis

ISBN-13: 9781571314536

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