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Solar Poems by Homero Aridjis
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Aug 04, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: cl-latin-america
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"Homero Aridjis’s poems open a door into the light."
—Seamus Heaney

"A visionary poet of lyrical bliss, crystalline concentrations and infinite spaces."
—Kenneth Rexroth

"In the poetry of Homero Ardjis there is the gaze, the pulse of the poet . . . the discontinuous time of practical and rational life and the continuity of desire and death; there is the poet’s personal truth."
—Octavio Paz

"Luminous in the clarity of its language and its poetic vision, Solar Poems will dazzle the reader."
--Odile Cisneros, Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas

"Solar Poems is a profoundly spiritual and uplifting exploration of the self and the universe around us. Aridjis' poetry examines that ever elusive search for a sense of self — both from the intensely intimate reflection on loved ones past and present, and the search for the all encompassing Tao of one's purpose and place in the greater whole."

"Throughout, Aridjis seamlessly blends psychological spaciness with ethereal political subversion. "
—Fenn O'Berg, Indie Street Radio
—Apis Teicher, Pacific Rim Review of Books

"McWhirter captures the spirit of the original Spanish. The poetic language, images, rhythm, humor, emotions, and the rich Mexican cultural segments combine to create a unique lyrical collection in English and Spanish. It is an enjoyable and inspiring book of poetry that addresses Aridjis's deep respect for nature and his hope for its preservation for future generations."
--Alva V. Cellini

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