Riverbed of Memory
Riverbed of Memory
Pocket Poets Number 49
Translated by Barbara Paschke


These are poems written mostly in a time of war, and rooted in the land and people of Nicaragua. Zamora draws deep portraits of women of all classes, often using her own body as a metaphor and starting point. Recalling the years of revolution and resistance to U.S. intervention, she follows the riverbed of her memories through the land of her childhood, mourns the devastation of war, and illuminates the heroic lives of ordinary men and women.

Daisy Zamora was program director of clandestine Radio Sandino during the revolution and later served as vice-minister of Culture in the Sandinista government. Zamora is a prominent figure in contemporary Latin American poetry. Her poems, essays, articles and translations have been published in magazines and literary newspapers throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Vietnam. Her poems have appeared in more than fifty anthologies written in Spanish, English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Bulgarian, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Dutch, Flemish, Slovak and Czech. Her work is included in The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry. For the last several years, she has taught poetry workshops at a number of universities and colleges, and most recently as a lecturer for the Latin American & Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has given poetry readings and lectures throughout the world, including many venues in the U.S., and was a featured artist in Bill Moyer's PBS series "The Language of Life."

Title Riverbed of Memory
Subtitle Pocket Poets Number 49
Author Daisy Zamora
Translated by Barbara Paschke
Languages English, Spanish
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 1993
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 132 p.
ISBN-10 0872862739
ISBN-13 9780872862739
Publication Date 1993
Main content page count 132
Dimensions 4.8 x 6.3 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $9.95
 


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