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Translation: Prose Poetry by Pilar Quintana

Poems by PILAR QUINTANA
Translated from the Spanish by WILL HOWARD

 

Poems appear in English below. Read the original in Spanish here.

 

Translator’s Note

Mary Ruefle said in an interview that she’d like to try writing the same story in progressively shorter forms. She would begin with a novel, then rewrite it as a short story, then a poem, and, finally, a haiku. Pilar Quintana’s “Untamable Animals” feels like the second step in such an exercise. Nothing is missing, but its shape suggests, somewhere, a longer and equally entrancing story.

Translation: Prose Poetry by Pilar Quintana
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May 2013 Poetry Feature

Don Share published three poems, including “Wishbone,” the title poem of his newest collection, in the first issue of The Common. He’s been on a roll ever since, publishing five books as author, translator, or editor in the last year and a half. Here are a few selections from and links to those volumes:

May 2013 Poetry Feature
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