Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by George McWhirter. A book of cosmological surrealism in the tradition of Octavio Paz, SOLAR POEMS is the first English translation of a single volume of poems by Mexico's famed poet-diplomat Homero Aridjis, exploring political consciousness as well as visionary psychological themes. President emeritus of International PEN, the prolific poet is Mexico's ambassador to UNESCO. Poemas solares (SOLAR POEMS) was published in 2005.
One of Latin America's greatest living writers, Homero Aridjis is also extraordinary for his pioneering work as an environmental activist, his ambassadorial appointments and his two-term stint as president of International PEN. Many of his forty books of poetry and prose have been translated into a dozen languages. He is the recipient of important literary prizes including the Xavier Villaurrutia (Mexico), the Roger Caillois (France), the Grinzane-Cavour (Italy) and two Guggenheim Fellowships. He was until recently Mexico's Ambassador to UNESCO.Author City: Contepec MEX