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An Absence of Shadows

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Arresting poems depicting human rights abuses in Latin America.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by White Pine Press (first published November 1st 1998)
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She always ends her poem in absence, like a kerchief softly floating on the wind,
on which a letter is written in three scripts — one for death, one for life, and one
for the tear that perpetually splatters across the Plaza de Mayo. She often dreams
of a madwoman by the roadside, dis-encountered and mumbling on broken teeth.
She carries a tomb inside her full of photographs, shadows waiting to be resurrected.
Sometimes she lifts her skirt to scream, her body bent by the weight o
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Marjorie Agosín was born in Maryland and raised in Chile. She and her parents, Moises and Frida Agosín, moved to the United States due to the overthrow of the Chilean government by General Pinochet's military coup. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosín's writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures.

Agosín is well known as a poet, critic, and human activist. She
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