National Endowment for the Arts Joins Mexican Partners in Launch of Bilingual Poetry Anthologies and Book Tour
Pedro Serrano is an accomplished poet, scholar, critic and translator. He is the author of four poetry collections: El miedo, Ignorancia, Tres voces and Turba, and he is well known for his excellent Spanish translations of Shakespeare and of modern British poets. Mr. Serrano wrote the libretto for the opera Las Marimbas de l'Exil, which toured through France and Mexico to great acclaim. He studied Spanish literature at Mexico's National Autonomous University and English literature at the University of London. Mr. Serrano currently holds a professorship at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
From Three Songs of the Lunatic Moon
Cold holds sway in the vast, unsheltered slaughterhouse of the sky,
In the unsheltered fields,
(Translated by Mark Schafer)
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