New and Selected Poems
The most comprehensive selection of poems in English by Latin
America's legendary poet-activist, Ernesto Cardenal.
Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems charts the life-work
of the celebrated poet Ernesto Cardenal -- 'one of the world's
major poets' ('Choice') and 'the preeminent poet of Central America
today' ('Library Journal'). Follow Cardenal's poetic development
across six decades, from the early exteriorismo poems and romantic
epigrams of the early 1950s, to the increasingly spiritual and
political verse he wrote as priest and activist (including his
classic revolutionary documentary poem 'Zero Hour'), to the shorter
victory and ecology poems, and elegies to fallen Sandinistas, and
on to the cosmic-mystical-scientific dimensions of his laterwork.
'Here they are -- ' editor Jonathan Cohen writes in his
Introduction, 'to gladden your heart and enrich your soul.'