Thursday, January 18, 2018

There are so many islands

To belong to an island is to look outwards, understanding that the horizon is not simply a boundary between what is visible and what is invisible, what is known and unknown, but a challenge: to imagine, to yearn, to leave, to search, to return.

— From my foreword to So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans

Friday, January 05, 2018

Nada está perdonado

Aún tengo buenas intenciones,
esperanzas de segunda mano,
tres cuartos de corazón.

Three poems from The Strange Years of My Life translated into Spanish by Adalber Salas Hernández