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While the Wolf is Around

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews

While the Wolf Is Around [Mientras el lobo está], which won the 2009 Generation of ’27 Poetry Prize, is the sixteenth book of poetry by Eduardo Chirinos, one of Peru’s most important contemporary authors. A member of Peru’s 80’s Generation, Chirinos has been widely anthologized in the Spanish-speaking world. While the Wolf Is Around treats many of the subjects and themes f

Paperback, 120 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Diálogos
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Rachel Pollock
Dec 02, 2014 Rachel Pollock rated it really liked it
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FYI: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review on here.

This collection of fairly brief, accessible, conversational poems by a contemporary Peruvian(-American immigrant) poet made me wish i knew Spanish. The book is printed with each poem in the original on the left page and the English translation on the right. I know enough rudimentary Spanish and can puzzle out cognates well enough to see that sometimes the translator had made some changes in structure
Aug 31, 2014 David rated it really liked it
Chirinos writes in the Latin American tradition, but informed by broad reading in other literatures. The enjambment of his lines is particularly interesting, part of a larger pattern of unexpected turns. Chirinos includes the quotidian in a way that is informed at least as much by the juxtapositions of Auden (from whom an epigraph is included at the beginning of the collection) as by Peruvian or other Latin American poets. The forceful closure at the ends of the poems is more reminiscent of ...more
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