a bilingual edition of Adolfo Pardo's 1981 testimonial novel La Parrilla describing a young woman's experience of arrest and torture under Chile's Pinochet dictatorship. Published by Veliz Books in January, 2017. “La parrilla [The Grill],
Adolfo Pardo’s transcription and novelization of a 19-year-old
woman’s account of her detention and torture under the Pinochet
dictatorship, now translated by Scott Spanbauer, is a historical
literary document that we are fortunate to have. La parrilla
was published and circulated clandestinely in Chile in 1981, and
Pardo put himself at great risk to make sure that his story was told: a
story of horrific detail; a story of unspeakable pain, shame, and
torture that reveals, among other things, how Chilean doctors
facilitated the physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of prisoners.
This is a story about how a person lives through and survives the
vilest of manmade hells, yet the speaker somehow maintains a
spiritedness and determination that is itself and act of political
force and resistance. This book, which first appeared amid the
dangerous silence of repression and censorship, is not just a document
of history; it’s also a document about how history gets written
when those who demand justice and recognition are brave enough to
sacrifice their lives so that the most vulnerable of voices will never
disappear, will remain present to expose what brutal state governments
are capable of doing to their own people.” —Daniel Borzutzky, translator of Country of Planks by Raúl Zurita Calling Water by Its Name,
a bilingual edition of Laura Cesarco Eglin's 2010 collection Llamar al agua por su nombre, published
in 2016 by Mouthfeel Press.
dancing castanets, clouding sandscapes, Laura Cesarco Eglin
weaves dreamy memories of a rioplatense childhood and a
understanding of language's ability to make, unmake, and remake the
world. While 'all that remains of the sand / is the word handful,'
Cesarco Eglin keeps language fresh--woodsing, outjugated, underbay--and
her imaginative leaps teach us 'how to live our death' and how to
with insistent longing: 'Rewinding moments / in the shadow of later
because / when I say enough it's already gone.' Through Scott
Spanbauer's deft and daring translations, English speakers now have a
chance to experience one of Uruguay's loveliest emerging voices." -Ron Salutsky, author of Romeo BonesAdditional
Water Everywhere April 9, 2016: Ways of Seeing Funeral Rehearsals
Turning into Algae
Blue Lyra Review
Issue 5.1 Spring 2016: Connotations
Vol. 3, Fall 2014: Can't Be Contained
in a Bottle
From Lighter to Fire Pilgrimage Vol. 37,
Issue 3:That's NothingThe Grammar of the
Mountains Are Not the Moon
Coconut Poetry Magazine,
A Question of Skin
The Nights and I
Today I Tell You
Other completed and/or forthcoming
by Augustín Espinosa (1934).
Tailor Shop by Laura Cesarco Eglin.
Poem: In the Hell of One Night by Isaac Del Vando Villar (1919).