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Forrest Gander, Ed. And Trans., Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for The 21st Century

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Previously published by Shearsman Books in 2013, the poets featured in this revised and expanded edition are Antonio Gamoneda, Olvido García Valdés, Miguel Casado, Marcos Canteli, Sandra Santana, Benito del Pliego, Julia Piera, Ana Gorría, Pilar Fraile Amador, Esther Ramón, and J.M. Antolín.

This bilingual selection... introduces a limited group of little-known contemporary Spanish poets to American readers interested in innovative writing beyond debates about official and non-official verse cultures. Furthermore, it is an invitation to leave the comfort zone of literary histories; it affords an alternative view of domestic poetic discourses of any persuasion. Beyond personal preferences, the discursive displacement specific to translation alters the all-too-familiar either/or debates dominating national poetry scenes. In this light, Panic Cure may contribute to opening up the largely inbred industry of modern Spanish poetry, if only because its readers will be hard put to consider it yet another attempt at settling family quarrels." – Daniel Aguirre-Oteiza

The author of numerous books of poetry, including Redstart: An Ecological Poetics and Science & Steepleflower, Gander also writes novels (As a Friend; The Trace), essays (A Faithful Existence) and translates. His most recent translations are Fungus Skull Eye Wing: Selected Poems of Alfonso D'Aquino and Watchword (which won the Villaurrutia Prize) by Pura López Colomé; Spectacle & Pigsty by Kiwao Nomura (winner of Best Translated Book Award); and Firefly Under the Tongue: Selected Poems of Coral Bracho (Finalist, PEN Translation Prize). His most recent anthologies are Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America (selected by Raúl Zurita) and Panic Cure: Poems from Spain for the 21st Century.


  • ISBN: 9780986017346
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published: 2014
  • Pages: 304

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