Carefully selected from seven collections-and including a handful of poems never collected-this poetry book honours the prestigious feminist poet Alfonsina Storni by presenting some of her best work in an unparalleled English translation. This bilingual edition maintains the original poems in Spanish alongside the new translations and represents over 20 years of work by one of the most significant contributors to Latin American poetry in the 20th century. The nearly 80 poems include the poet's very last, ""I'm Going to Sleep,"" which was written just before her suicide after battling cancer.
Alfonsina Storni was one of the most prominent modernist Latin American poets. Following stints in theatre and then journalism, she began writing poetry and was awarded the Municipal Poetry Prize and National Literature Prize. Orlando Ricardo Menes is an award-winning poet and translator, and the author of Rumba Atop the Stones . He is the director of the creative writing programme and fellow of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.