Author: José Antonio Mazzotti
Translator: Clayton Eshleman
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2013)
"José Antonio Mazzotti’s Sakra Boccata is a book that in its brief sequence of twenty-eight poems—the number in a lunar cycle—displays one of the most revelatory poetries in contemporary Latin America. These poems enter into a dialogue with the grand saga of the literature of passion and with the multiple topoi and crossroads displayed by the theme of love in its affirmations and negations since the Song of Songs, on the one hand, and Sappho’s fragments, on the other, over twenty-five hundred years of writing."