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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. In her collection of poetry, EXILIANA, Mariela Griffor expresses her innermost thoughts in words of not her mother tongue in rich, beautiful, passionate verse unlike any other documentary or memoir produced that reflects upon the devastation, loss and casualties--both mortally and emotionally--of civil unrest. Griffor's first loss was her fia ...more
Paperback, 73 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Luna (SK)
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When one is stripped of country, home, family, lover, to what does one cling? Mariela Griffor will always have language, her chosen tool to rebuild. In this, in her poetry, she takes root. She has found a new home, even as her heart aches for another home in the distance of time and place. She has made her home in a new country, surrounded herself with a new family, and her poetry attests new love.
In the passing of the years
the grief does not disappear.
Griffor has lived a life as complex as ...more
Chilean poet, MARIELA GRIFFOR, is the author of Exiliana (2006), House (2007) and The Psychiatrist (2013) as well as the translator of Pablo Neruda’s masterpiece Canto General (Tupelo Press, 2015), and Desolation by Gabriela Mistral. She lives in Michigan where she is the founder and editor of Marick Press and the Honorary Consul of Chile for the state of Michigan. She holds a B.A in Journalism fr ...moreMore about Mariela Griffor