Featured Poem

Nelson


Remember when god abandoned
you and it was summer?
Remember when he said
keep rummaging
through dumpsters, garbage, plazas, wombs,
scraps and lungs?
Remember how he just
left you facing that brief plate?
Remember praying
as the sun came up?
Do you remember god and summer?

» Comment on this translation 0 comment(s)

About the translation:
» Read translator's notes
Poet:
Paula Simonetti
Translator:
Laura Cesarco Eglin, Catherine Jagoe
Original language:
Spanish (Uruguay)
Issue:
2015 Number 3 - SOLD OUT - The Tangled Route

About the author

Original poet

Paula Simonetti

PAULA SIMONETTI was born in Montevideo. She is the author of the poetry collection En la boca de los tristes (Montevideo: LoQu...

» Read more
Laura Cesarco Eglin

Translator

Laura Cesarco Eglin

Laura Cesarco Eglin received an M.A. in English Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an M.F.A. in Creative...

» Read more

Translator

Catherine Jagoe

CATHERINE JAGOE’s translations of poems by Paula Simonetti have appeared in Notre Dame Review, spoKe and Words Without Borders...

» Read more

Comment

No Comments

ADD YOUR COMMENT


Browse poems

By original language »

By issue of MPT »

Go Digital

Subscribe to the digital edition of MPT for access to all back issues and to the Exactly app.» View free trial issue

Back to top
Supported by Arts Council England

Copyright © Modern Poetry in Translation and contributors
Website design ashbydesign
Developed by Code Frontiers
Powered by Storemill