Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Dan Bellm. Among the most ambitious and varied work of Pura López Colomé's distinguished career, SPEAKING IN SONG displays the poet's extraordinary range and musicality, conducting philosophical interrogations of the natural world—and one's story, history, and place in it—in the context of hearing and memory, and in the form of song. Many of the poems have been set to music by composers from Mexico, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Pura López Colomé, one of Mexico's most acclaimed contemporary poets, has published twelve volumes of poetry, most recently Via Corporis (2016) and Poemas reunidos 1985-2012 (Collected Poems), as well as two books of essays, Afluentes and Imperfecta semejanza. In 2008, she was awarded Mexico's most prestigious poetry prize, the Premio Xavier Villarrutia. Previous work in English includes Aurora, translated by Jason Stumpf for Shearsman Books, as well as No Shelter and Watchword, both translated by Forrest Gander. López Colomé has also published numerous translations from English, most prominently a volume of Seamus Heaney's collected work in 2015. She is a member of Mexico's Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, and lives in Cuernavaca, Morelos.Author City: Cuernavaca MEX