Looking for the Horse Latitudes is a stunning poetry collection from esteemed poet and translator Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth. Describing this bilingual volume as "a laboratory in which a very interesting experiment has been carried out," Gonzalez-Gerth writes in both Spanish and English and moves deftly between the two languages, creating a voice both cosmopolitan and intensely Latin American. These poems offer the reader a world of oceanic beauty, an enchanting seascape of mermaids and shipwrecks, sirens and seabirds. Playful and profound in turns, Looking for the Horse Latitudes is a welcome contribution to this outstanding poet's body of work, and an important addition to any poetry collection.
Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth was a poet, translator, educator, and editor. He was born in Mexico City in 1926, the son of an army officer of Spanish descent and a musician mother of German descent. In 1940 he left Mexico for Texas, making the United States his permanent home. He received a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1950 and a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1973, and taught at the University of Texas in Austin for over thirty years, specializing in Hispanic literature. He has written numerous critical studies and works of poetry and has been published extensively in anthologies and magazines. He is the translator of Natural Selection (Host Publications), the collected works of Uruguayan poet Enrique Fierro.
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