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  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781681375700
  • Imprint: NY Review Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00

Migrations

Poem, 1976-2020



An epic, single-poem tribute to the spirit of women, this is the first complete and final translation of the great Mexican poet's magnum opus.

Forty-four years in the making, Migrations is considered by critics to be a masterpiece of modern Mexican literature. Gloria Gervitz’s book is an epic journey in free verse through the individual and collective memories of Jewish women emigrants from Eastern Europe, a conversation that ranges across two thousand years of poetry, a bridge that spans the oracles of ancient Greece and the markets of modern Mexico, a prayer that blends the Jewish and Catholic liturgies, a Mexican woman’s reclamation through poetry of her own voice and erotic power. In its reach, audacity, and astonishing vitality, Gervitz’s extraordinary life’s work, which was awarded the 2019 Pablo Neruda Prize for Ibero-American Poetry, bears comparison to the achievements of HD, Lorine Niedecker, Ezra Pound, and Walt Whitman.

  • Published: 30 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781681375700
  • Imprint: NY Review Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.00

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