Solar Poems

Solar Poems
Translated by George McWhirter


Homero Aridjis


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.


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The Child Poet
Homero Aridjis
Homero Aridjis has always said that he was born twice. The first time was to his mother in April 1940 and the second time was as a poet, in January 1951. His life was distinctly cleaved in two by an accident. Before that fateful Saturday he was carefree and confident, the youngest of five brothers growing up in the small Mexican village...



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A Time of Angels
Homero Aridjis
A poetic fable, illustrated by one of Mexico's most prominent artists, describes a dreamy contemplation of the reign of angels.