Salt Oracle (Paperback)

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By Ivonne Gordon, Diego E. Fernandez (Translator), Gayle Baird (Artist)
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About Ivonne:

Ivonne Gordon Carrera Andrade, (born in Quito, Ecuador) is an international award-winning poet, essayist, professor of Latin American literature, and translator. Having published over 13 books of poetry, Gordon has been widely anthologized and recognized around the world as an important voice in Contemporary Latin American Poetry.

Ivonne Gordon Carrera Andrade, (nacida en Quito, Ecuador) es una poeta galardonada internacionalmente, ensayista, profesora de literatura latinoamericana, y traductora. Ha publicado mas de 13 libros de poesía, Gordon ha sido ampliamente antologizada y reconocida alrededor del mundo entero como una voz importante en poesía contemporánea latinoamericana.


Salt Oracle is a collection of poems about the earth, the home, and the ancestral memory of the human body. It celebrates the connection of that body with the contents of its environment-with the body's movement and grace; with food that unfolds into generational tales; and with the dreams that, like memory, bridge the divide of human existence.

Estrellas de mar

La espuma salada del mar

crece en las manos

humedeciendo los huesos ancestrales de mi especie.

Las manos se convierten

en el templo del rito sagrado,

ese rito que cada d a lo repito

como si fuera un rito

que me devuelve la gracia


The salty foam of the sea

grows in my hands

and dampens my ancestral bones.

My hands become a temple

for that sacred ritual

that I repeat daily

as if it were a rite

that returns me to grace

La mirada del guila

Sus ojos hablan el lenguaje de otros mundos,

los silencios eternos se hacen presentes

en el ave de la magia y del presagio

que aparece detr's del vidrio.

The Eagle's Gaze

Its eyes speak the language of other worlds;

the eternal silences emerge

in the bird of magic and prophecy

that appears behind the glass.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798985368666
Publisher: Elyssar Press
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 112
Language: English