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Caminante: A Narrow Road Into the Far South
Poetry. Like the traveler of its title, CAMINANTE goes out into the world, stimulating our curiosity and empathy. Written during Simon's nine-month sojourn through Latin America in the mid-nineties, each of its 131 octaves is a jewel in its own right, a moment and idea that resonates with distinctive tones. But each octave follows from the one before, and leads to the one ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2002 by Creative Arts Book Company
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Not just a book of place but of places. Simon's octaves (eight line poems) chronicles his journey through South America with keen insight that brings concise detail, inventive code-switching and evocative imagery to the forefront. The commentarios that follow each octave add another layer of perspective without explication or apology. A marvelous personal journey in poetic verse. ...more