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Night Watch – Ronda de Noche

Night Watch – Ronda de Noche

By Ana Becciú

Translated by Cecilia Rossi

Waterloo Press, 86pp, paperback, ISBN 978-1906742-26-3
Series 3 Number 16 - The Dialect of the Tribe

Review by Christopher North

Three Argentinian Poets

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Tamara Kamenszain
Men and Women Alone – Solos y solas
Translated by Cecilia Rossi
Waterloo Press
57pp, paperback ISBN 978-190674227-0

Mori Ponsowy
Enemies Outside – Enimigos Afuera
Translated by Mori Ponsowy and Naomi Foyle
Waterloo Press
72pp, paperback, ISBN 978-1-906742-25-6

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Translated by Helena Miguélez-Carballeira

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This Galician poet immerses the reader in a journey of self across entwined emotional and physical landscapes. So I couldn't help but think of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage I walked a couple of years ago to her hometown. Her subconscious strides across a rich landscape of human relationships, love, identity, belonging, freedom, sometimes turning the expected upside down in one sweep using bold declarations like: We are doomed to be free. In the title poem she says: I want no other origin /than this bridge / for as long as it holds us / and when if falls down / let us be noble and walk away... She grounds the reader in place, but also unearths us and our assumptions. Like the pilgrimage, for me anyway, raw emotion comes to the surface and the only option is live in the now and experience what we have as honestly as we can.

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