We were helped along, not to say spurred along, by the poetry of Ernesto Cardenal.

—Roberto Bolaño

The most comprehensive selection of poems in English by Latin America’s legendary poet-activist, Ernesto Cardenal.

Pluriverse

Poetry by Ernesto Cardenal

Translated from the Spanish by Jonathan Cohen

Edited by Jonathan Cohen

Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems charts the life-work of the celebrated poet Ernesto Cardenal—“one of the world’s major poets” (Choice) and “the preeminent poet of Central America today” (Library Journal). Follow Cardenal’s poetic development across six decades, from the early exteriorismo poems and romantic epigrams of the early 1950s, to the increasingly spiritual and political verse he wrote as priest and activist (including his classic revolutionary documentary poem “Zero Hour”) to the shorter victory and ecology poems, and elegies to fallen Sandinistas, and on to the cosmic-mystical-scientific dimensions of his later work. “Here they are—” editor Jonathan Cohen writes in his Introduction, “to gladden your heart and enrich your soul.”

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Paperback (published January 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811218092
Price US
17.95
Price CN
20
Trim Size
6x9
Page Count
272

Ernesto Cardenal

Contemporary Nicaraguan theologian and poet

We were helped along, not to say spurred along, by the poetry of Ernesto Cardenal.

—Roberto Bolaño

Ernesto Cardenal is a major epic-historical poet, in the grand lineage of Central American prophet Rubén Darío.

—Allen Ginsberg