Miedo al Olvido: Poems from an Uprooted Girl
Author: Ana Hurtado
Publisher: Bloof Books (2020)
The poems in Miedo al Olvido offer moments from the poet’s early life—depicting family, her home country of Venezuela, and growing up in Ecuador—in a sequence of shimmering remembrances, written against the fear of forgetting. Amid these domestic scenes spark flashes of the fantastic: ghosts at the bus stop, a man who discovers his mother is a bird, a household caught in an endless loop of time, a perpetually fruiting mango tree.
Miedo al Olvido: Poems from an Uprooted Girl is the fifth chapbook in the 2019–2020 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series is released in a limited edition of at least one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release, and eventually in a combination volume called Bound.
Handprinted linocut cover
Caligo Safe-Wash Oil-Based Ink on cream 80 lb cover w/ title card appliqué
Digitally printed interior on cream opaque 70 lb text
Hand sewn in natural twine
Note: Individually printed by hand in small batches, no two covers will be exactly alike. Expect minor variations across the edition.
Limited to 150 numbered copies