Oliverio Girondo

Argentine poet

cover image of the book Poems to Read on a Streetcar

Poems to Read on a Streetcar

by Oliverio Girondo

Translated by Heather Cleary

Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, Girondo is one of the pioneers of Latin American literature. This selection offers a glimpse of a precise and playful writer who insisted that a poem “should be constructed like a watch and sold like a sausage.”

The shade of the cabanas. The eyes of girls who inject themselves with novels and horizons. My joy, in rubber-soled shoes, that makes me bounce along the sand.
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