Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. For sixty-nine days in 2010 the world held its collective breath while thirty-three men were trapped deep in a copper mine in Chile. The story of their survival and rescue is by now well-known, but through the poetry and imagination of Jeremy Paden the intimate humanity of this modern-day resurrection is rendered with exquisite feeling for the miners below and their loved ones above. Many of the individual miners appear here in poems inspired by their specific stories. But as suggested by the title, (a term coined by Pliny to describe Roman hydraulic gold mining and its effect on the land) this is also a meditation on our relationship to our planet.
Jeremy Dae Paden was born in Milan, Italy, and raised in Central America and the Caribbean. He received his PhD in Latin American literature at Emory University, and is Professor of Spanish at Transylvania University and also on the faculty of Spalding University's low-residency MFA, where he teaches literary translation. He is the author of several chapbooks: the poetry collections PRISON RECIPES, Broken Tulips and RUINA MONTIUM, and a book of translations, Delicate Matters. His poems and translations have appeared widely in journals and in the anthology Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets which he also co- edited. He is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and resides in Lexington, Kentucky.Author City: LEXINGTON, KY USA