Thank you @worldlittoday for this lovely presentation of my translated excerpt from Spanish poet Luis García Montero’s novel Someone Speaks Your Name.
I’m so glad that Luis’s work is getting such a wonderful reception in prestige U.S. literary magazines such as World Literature Today. Thanks as well to Professor Cynthia Steele at the University of Washington for her insightful feedback and suggestions as I worked on this translation. It was great fun to work on and even more fun to see it published.
If you read Spanish I recommend you buy the whole book Alguien dice tu nombre which is available in an Amazon Kindle edition. http://bit.ly/alguiendicetunombre
And if this excerpt whets your appetite for more García Montero in English please check out his wonderful collection of fun, charming essays called A Form of Resistance.
This is also my translation work. It is available as an ebook, but soon coming out in print with – I am absolutely thrilled to say – cover art designed by the renowned, award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor. www.minorart.com. Stay tuned for that!
I can also recommend the first full anthology of Luis’s poetry in English The World So Often. It was translated by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez and published by Salt in the U.K. but is available on Amazon in the U.S. http://bit.ly/worldsooften
I applaud the passion and dedication of small independent publishers like Salt who are helping bring great literature in translation to global English-speaking audiences. http://www.saltpublishing.com/