Edited by Barbara Paschke, Alejandro Murguía

Poems from Central America

A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt" describes not only Central America in the 1980s but-in the conception of its editors-this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. In all those countries, except Nicaragua, this poetry is banned. The thirty-nine poets represented here give potent voice to the struggles of their peoples under the crushing oppression of life "under the volcano" in these war-stunned lands. Many of these women and men have been jailed, exiled, killed, or otherwise made to disappear. Still they survive in these faithful and sensitive translations by a new literary underground in North America.

Title Volcán
Edited by Barbara Paschke, Alejandro Murguía
Language Spanish
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 December 1983
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 0872861538
ISBN-13 9780872861534
Publication Date 01 December 1983
Main content page count 160
Dimensions 5.5 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.95

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