Sarah Pollack

Sarah Pollack

Sarah Pollack is a professor of Latin American literature and translation studies at the College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has also translated works by Juan Villoro, Silvia Eugenia Castillero, Fabio Morábito, Enrique Fierro, and Cristina Peri Rossi.

Time Without Keys

Poetry by Ida Vitale

With a contribution by Sarah Pollack

Cover design by Tyler Comrie

“Like this bird / that waits until the light dies / to begin singing, / I write in darkness, / when nothing shines / and calls out from the earth.” The celebrated writer Álvaro Mutis envied new readers of Ida Vitale’s poetry: “unexpected pleasures await them.” Time Without Keys: Selected Poems is the first volume of Vitale’s illustrious poetry to appear in the US. The selection spans seventy-five years and the wonders within abound—the skies over Montevideo, falconry, the saxifrage’s bloom, gratitude for the alphabet and for summer—as do urgent questions about our relationship with the world.…
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