New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña
Cecilia Vicua has embodied a life of political and social activism through poetry, visual art, film and performance. New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicua is a telling of old cultures, modern nation states, and lives in exile. Rodrigo Toscano calls Vicua's poetry "the outer out, beyond nation states, passed 'inter state' affairs, in other words, close in, as close as we get to our fair planet's sources, and to each other." In this bilingual collection, Vicua and her translator, Rosa Alcal, are artist witnesses to a natural world that is a storehouse of sacred words, seeds, threads, and songs. Present everywhere, they are sources for a rebalancing in human relationships and for new forms of grace and healing. In Vicua's vision, art is life and intimacy with it is transformative.
- 8 10 in.
- 396 pages