Best Caribbean & Latin American Poetry Books

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1. Inward

Author: by Yung Pueblo
Andrews McMeel Publishing
240 pages

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2. Him

Author: by Pierre Jeanty
190 pages

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The best-selling poet of HER & HER Vol. 2 returns with a different voice, on a different path, but with the same mission. HIM is a collection of “he-poetry” in a world of she-poems that tends to only refer to him when speaking ill.

Through poetry and prose, Pierre wears his heart on paper and pens a tribute to men; their undelivered feelings, unrecognized strength, their loud silence, and their neglected complaints. HIM celebrates good men, their love, their worth, and their beauty. The characteristics that often fall into the shadows are now brought to life.

3. The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition)

Author: by Pablo Neruda
City Lights Publishers
English, Spanish
200 pages

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This bilingual collection of Neruda’s most essential poems is indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda’s various styles and themes.

An impressive group of translators that includes Alistair Reid, Stephen Mitchell, Robert Hass, Stephen Kessler and Jack Hirschman, have come together to revisit or completely retranslate the poems; and a handful of previously untranslated works are included as well. This selection sets the standard for a general, high-quality introduction to Neruda’s complete oeuvre.”…

The Essential Neruda will prove to be, for most readers, the best introduction to Neruda available in English. In fact, I can think of few other books that have given me so much delight so easily. “-The Austin Chronicle”This book is a must-have for any reader interested in a definitive sampling of the most essential poems by one whom many consider one of the best poets of the 20th century.”-Mike Nobles,Tulsa World”A splendid way to begin a love affair with our Pablo or, having already succumbed to his infinite charms, revisit him passionately again and again and yet again.”-Ariel Dorfman, author of Death and the Maiden”The editors and translators know how to extract gold from a lifetime of prolific writing.

4. Love Poems (New Directions Paperbook)

Author: by Pablo Neruda
New Directions
64 pages

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Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or just to say “I love you!”Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda’s love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952.

In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner’s oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images that reveal in gentle lingering lines an erotic re-imagining of the world through the prism of a lover’s body: “today our bodies became vast, they grew to the edge of the world / and rolled melting / into a single drop / of wax or meteor….” Written on the paradisal island of Capri, where Neruda “took refuge” in the arms of his lover Matilde Urrutia, Love Poems embraces the seascapes around them, saturating the images of endless shores and waves with a new, yearning eroticism.

This wonderful book collects Neruda’s most passionate verses.

5. Unaccompanied

Author: by Javier Zamora
Copper Canyon Press
88 pages

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“Every line resonates with a wind that crosses oceans.”Jamaal May”Zamora’s work is real life turned into myth and myth made real life.” GlappitnovaJavier Zamora was nine years old when he traveled unaccompanied 4,000 miles, across multiple borders, from El Salvador to the United States to be reunited with his parents.

This dramatic and hope-filled poetry debut humanizes the highly charged and polarizing rhetoric of border-crossing; assesses borderland politics, race, and immigration on a profoundly personal level; and simultaneously remembers and imagines a birth country that’s been left behind. Through an unflinching gaze, plainspoken diction, and a combination of Spanish and English, Unaccompanied crosses rugged terrain where families are lost and reunited, coyotes lead migrants astray, and “the thin white man let us drink from a hose / while pointing his shotgun.”From “Let Me Try Again”:He knew we weren’t Mexican.

He must’ve remembered his familycoming over the border, or the bordercoming over them, because he drove usto the border and told us next time, restat least five days, don’t trust anyone callingthemselves coyotes, bring more tortillas, sardines,Alhambra. He knew we would try again.

6. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Spanish and English Edition)

Author: by Pablo Neruda
Penguin Classics
Spanish, English

60 pages

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The most popular work by Chile’s Nobel Prize-winning poet, and the subject of Pablo Larran’s acclaimed feature film Neruda starring Gael Garca BernalA Penguin ClassicWhen it appeared in 1924, this work launched into the international spotlight a young and unknown poet whose writings would ignite a generation.W.S.

Merwin’s incomparable translation faces the original Spanish text. Now in a black-spine Classics edition with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, this book stands as an essential collection that continues to inspire lovers and poets around the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

7. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Author: by Pablo Neruda
1040 pages

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The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by “the greatest poet of the twentieth century-in any language” (Gabriel Garca Mrque)”In his work a continent awakens to consciousness.” So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America’s most revered writers, lionized during his lifetime as “the people’s poet.”This selection of Neruda’s poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original.

In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda’s enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.


Author: by Pierre Alex Jeanty
August 13, 2017

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A continuation of the wildly successful best seller “Her”, Pierre Alex Jeanty brings explosive emotion to “Her 2”. This celebration of femininity and self-love also explores the woes of love. He offers warnings of the wrong types of attraction while encouraging healthy, fun, and devout relationships of the purest form.

“Her 2” tugs at the heart strings using short sentiments and vivid, poetic imagery that echo through the chambers of the heart and mind. “Her 2” is sure to be a classic poetic masterpiece for years to come.

9. Odes to Common Things, Bilingual Edition

Author: by Pablo Neruda
152 pages

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A bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century’s greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the “odes to common things” collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously.

50 b&w illustrations.

10. Te propongo intentarlo (Prosa Poética) (Propuestas Inmarcesibles) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Miguel Lopez

121 pages

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Alguna vez te has enamorado de alguien que ha sido herido y tiene miedo de volver a intentarlo? Alguna vez has sentido ese miedo de intentarlo, pero aun as te arriesgas a todo? Alguna vez has sentido que no arriesgarte te priva de una gran oportunidad?

Si respondiste afirmativamente alguna de estas preguntas no puedes dejar de leer este libro! Uno de los libros de prosa potica ms vendido en los ltimos tiempos. Qu dicen los lectoresLa mayora de las poesas me gustaron, uno puede dedicarlas fcilmente Opinin de Amazon Es un libro que al comenzar a leer no podrs parar, te atrapa Opinin de Amazon Miguel tiene una pluma que toca tu corazn Opinin de Amazon Me encant el flo de palabras.

Estuvo muy bien la lectura Opinin de Goodreads Es un libro muy romntico, me encant leerlo Opinin de Amazon Realmente hermoso Opinin de Goodreads Sobre este libroEn el amor hay que correr riesgos, al inicio siempre es un salto al vaco, por eso a veces tenemos miedo de intentarlo.

Una nueva oportunidad se nos puede presentar, pero no sabemos cmo ser, no conocemos totalmente su forma de ser, su forma de actuar, ni si ser capaz de ser lo suficientemente comprometido. Llevamos fracasos en la memoria que nos desalientan al momento de encontrar a una nueva persona.

11. Walk With Wings

Author: by Tene Edwards
The Good Quote Publishing
166 pages

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Walk With Wings by Tene Edwards is a poetry collection split into five chapters: Monsoon Love, Winter Sorrow, Autumn Grace, Spring Resilient, and Summer Freedom. In short, poignant verses, Tene’s poems are a compilation of reflections on her experiences, thoughts, and feelings through love, loss, pain, healing and resilience.

The collection takes you through the life story of the author while offering advice, notes, and affirmations, which were written to empower the author during difficult times. Walk With Wings tells the story of Tene falling in love, making bad decisions, learning from her mistakes, and discovering how to love her life and herself.

12. El amor, las mujeres y la vida / Love, Women and Life (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Mario Benedetti
208 pages

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Este libro rene los mejores poemas de amor escritos por Mario Benedetti, uno de los poetas ms innovadores, divertidos, ambiciosos y modernos de la literatura en espaol. Con motivo del 50 aniversario de Alfaguara, este ttulo ha sido elegido como uno de los 50 imprescindibles de la historia de la editorial.

El amor, las mujeres y la vida recoge una seleccin de poemas aclamados por varias generaciones, aquellos en los que Benedetti vuelca su concepcin de la vida: el amor como compensacin de la muerte se levanta en sus versos lleno de fe, como fuerza principal que mueve al ser humano, como una proclama de la existencia, que va de la ertica del amante hasta la esperanza del revolucionario o la gratitud del amigo.

El amor es uno de los elementos emblemticos de la vida. Breve o extendido, espontneo o minuciosamente construido, es de cualquier manera un apogeo en las relaciones humanas. ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONA gathering of Mario Benedetti’s most celebrated poems, El amor, las mujeres y la vida has become an intimate link between the author and his readers-a link that few poets have been able to establish.

13. One Hundred Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor

Author: by Pablo Neruda
University of Texas Press
226 pages

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The happiness I feel in offering these to you is vast as a savanna, Pablo Neruda wrote his adored wife, Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, in his dedication of One Hundred Love Sonnets. Set against the backdrop of his beloved Isla Negra, these joyfully sensual poems draw on the wind and tides, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wildflowers, and the hot sun and salty scent of the sea to celebrate their love.

Generations of lovers since Pablo and Matilde have shared these poems with each other, making One Hundred Love Sonnets one of the most popular books of poetry of all time. This beautifully redesigned volume, perfect for gift-giving, presents both the original Spanish sonnets and graceful English translations.

14. Borges: Selected Poems

Author: by Jorge Luis Borges
Penguin Books
496 pages

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Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems-the largest collection of Borges’ poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated.

Edited by Alexander Coleman, the selection draws from a lifetime’s work-from Borges’ first published volume of verse, Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923), to his final work, Los Conjurados, published just a year before his death in 1986. Throughout this unique collection the brilliance of the Spanish originals is matched by luminous English versions by a remarkable cast of translators, including Robert Fitzgerald, Stephen Kessler, W.S.

Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, Charles Tomlinson, and John Updike. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

15. Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Loeb Classical Library No. 181)

Author: by Titus Lucretius Carus
Harvard University Press
672 pages

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Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca.99ca. 55 BCE, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid reasoning, brilliant imagination, and noble poetry, he expounds the scientific theories of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, with the aim of dispelling fear of the gods and fear of death and so enabling man to attain peace of mind and happiness.

In Book 1 he establishes the general principles of the atomic system, refutes the views of rival physicists, and proves the infinity of the universe and of its two ultimate constituents, matter and void. In Book 2 he explains atomic movement, the variety of atomic shapes, and argues that the atoms lack colour, sensation, and other secondary qualities.

In Book 3 he expounds the nature and composition of mind and spirit, proves their mortality, and argues that there is nothing to fear in death. Book 4 explains the nature of sensation and thought, and ends with an impressive account of sexual love.

16. The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013

Author: by Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

‎ English
640 pages

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A collection spanning the whole of Derek Walcott’s celebrated, inimitable, essential career “He gives us more than himself or a world’; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language.” Alongside Joseph Brodsky’s words of praise one might mention the more concrete honors that the renowned poet Derek Walcott has received: a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry; the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The Poetry of Derek Walcott 19482013 draws from every stage of the poet’s storied career. Here are examples of his very earliest work, like “In My Eighteenth Year,” published when the poet himself was still a teenager; his first widely celebrated verse, like “A Far Cry from Africa,” which speaks of violence, of loyalties divided in one’s very blood; his mature work, like “The Schooner Flight” from The Star-Apple Kingdom; and his late masterpieces, like the tender “Sixty Years After,” from the 2010 collection White Egrets.

Across sixty-five years, Walcott grapples with the themes that have defined his work as they have defined his life: the unsolvable riddle of identity; the painful legacy of colonialism on his native Caribbean island of St. Lucia; the mysteries of faith and love and the natural world; the Western canon, celebrated and problematic; the trauma of growing old, of losing friends, family, one’s own memory.