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Incessant Beauty: A Bilingual Anthology (Bilingual: Spanish/English)

by Ana Rossetti 2Leaf Press
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INCESSANT BEAUTY is a feast for the senses and the mind. Ana Rossetti (from Cadiz, Spain), who began her literary career in the late seventies soon after dictator Francisco Franco's death in 1975, is an award-winning poet and writer. She became prominent among the many women poets who used the lifting of censorship to produce a fresh, often daring, body of poetry. INCESSANT BEAUTY offers to an English-speaking audience a first glimpse into Rossetti's eclectic and voracious symbolic universe. Editor and translator Carmela Ferradans has selected poems that offer a wide range of themes and poetic registers that span more than thirty years. Presented in chronological order, the poems vary from the playful, often cheeky, early poems for which Rossetti is well-known; to the more brooding meditations on transcendental human qualities; to the latest festive celebrations of the poetic word itself. In INCESSANT BEAUTY, Rossetti maps out displacement and exile in the fringes of the heart, bringing solidarity with one another to the core of our shared humanity.
ANA ROSSETTI is an award-winning Spanish poet from Cadiz, Spain, known in some circles as the Madonna of Spanish Letters. Besides poetry, Rossetti has dabbled in most genres including fiction, essay, drama, children's literature and opera; has collaborated with visual artists, popular singers and fashion designers; and has been generally defined as a transformative figure in 20th and 21st century Spanish culture. Her most well-known poetry collections include LOS DEVANEOS DE ERATO (1980), INDICIOS VEHEMENTES (1985), YESTERDAY (1988), and PUNTO UMBRaO (1996). In INCESSANT BEAUTY, editor and translator Carmela Ferradans provides a wide range of selected works that capture the essence of Rossetti's poetry.