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Colaterales/Collateral

by Dinapiera Di Donato
     
 

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"Di Donato is an ambitious, talented writer; her lush language will engage a wide and diverse audience."
--Library Journal; one of "Thirty Amazing Poetry Titles for Spring 2014"

"Revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart."
--New York Journal of Books

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"Di Donato is an ambitious, talented writer; her lush language will engage a wide and diverse audience."
--Library Journal; one of "Thirty Amazing Poetry Titles for Spring 2014"

"Revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart."
--New York Journal of Books

"Dinapiera Di Donato's poetry exhibits a tremendous control of language...She is both ancient and contemporary . . . a vital poet who honors the memory of Octavio Paz."
--Victor Hernández Cruz, author of In the Shadow of Al-Andalus

These poems were written during days spent clearing river debris while the author was living along the Hudson River in Manhattan. The poems speak of these wanderings in the imaginary landscape of a nomadic subject who erases and rewrites.

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Library Journal
04/15/2014
While living along the Hudson River in Manhattan and clearing river debris, the Paz Prize for Poetry winner and Venezuelan poet Di Donato wrote these poems, which tell of a nonlinear, nomadic journey through the voices of ancient and mythic figures, the saints, and everyday, average personalities. "Neither the epic/ nor hunger/ nor the impassioned life of the elementals/ is as worthy as keeping to the road and nothing of your own." Di Donato is an ambitious, talented writer; her lush language will engage a wide and diverse audience. —AP

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617752032
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Publication date:
11/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
75
File size:
364 KB

Meet the Author

Dinapiera Di Donato is an award-winning Venezuelan poet. She has published several books, including La Sorda (poetry), Desventuras del Ocio: Libro de Rachid (poetry), La Sonrisa de Bernardo Atxaga (novel), and Noche con Nieve y Amantes (short stories). In 2011 she received a grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. She lives in New York where she teaches Spanish and French.

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