New and Selected Poems
Author: Cecilia Vicuña
Editor & Translator: Rosa Alcalá
Publisher: Kelsey Street Press (2018)
New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña is a telling of old cultures, modern nation states, and lives in exile. Rodrigo Toscano calls Vicuña's poetry "the outer out, beyond nation states, passed 'inter state' affairs, in other words, close in, as close as we get to our fair planet's sources, and to each other." In this bilingual collection, Vicuña and her translator, Rosa Alcalá, are artist witnesses to a natural world that is a storehouse of sacred words, seeds, threads and songs. Present everywhere, they are sources for a rebalancing in human relationships and for new forms of grace and healing. In Vicuña's vision, art is life and intimacy with it is transformative.