National Endowment for the Arts Joins Mexican Partners in Launch of Bilingual Poetry Anthologies and Book Tour
Elsa Cross was born in Mexico City in 1946. She is the author of 20 books of poetry including Jaguar, inspired by ancient sites and symbols of Mexico, and Espirales, which features selected poems published from 1965 to 1999. Her more recent books form a trilogy: Los sueños (Elegías), Ultramar (Odas), and El vino de las cosas (Ditirambos). Among other awards, she has received the Premio Nacional de Poesía Nacional Aguascalientes and the Premio Internacional de Poesía Jaime Sabines. Ms. Cross holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and is a professor of Philosophy of Religion at Mexico's National Autonomous University.
From The Lovers of Tlatelolco
Indifferent to the shadow that covers them,
And over there, the urn
(Translated by Sheena Sood)
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