Sombra en plata: poemas | Shadow in Silver: Poems
Author: Olivia Maciel
Publish: December 2005
Translator: Kelly Austin
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780974888118
Pages: 160
Language: Bilingual Spanish & English
Dimension: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

In her fourth book of poems, Mexican-born Olivia Maciel lyrically evokes another America. She writes with the critical and contemplative eye of a poet, revealing mystery and beauty in places dark and light, near and far. The richly allusive language of Sombra en plata / Shadow in Silver is a terrain at times steep, fevered, and sensual: a harmony of words scented of earth and sky. Her poems are catalysts for transformation, challenging the reader with a vision of a world where myth and the quotidian are intimately intertwined. Exploring complex and unpredictable landscapes, Maciel is both a guide and fellow traveler on a fascinating journey through memories and emotions. Maciel eloquently draws from both collective and personal histories, and this new bilingual compilation will be a pleasure to turn to again and again.