Messengers of Rain: And Other Poems from Latin America
Claudia M. Lee, Rafael Yockteng
(Groundwood Books, Aug. 9, 2002)
This anthology of poems introduces readers to an eclectic mix of new and established Latin American poets. The beautifully illustrated collection from 19 Latin American countries features traditional pre-Columbian work that is represented alongside contemporary poetry, and a significant portion of the book comes from the indigenous community. Divided into four groups Magic Recipes, Traditional Songs and Cooings, The Cricket Sings in the Mountain, and Words and Books the poems range from celebrations of nature and nonsense to musings on politics and magic. The book includes the work of Roque Dalton, Humberto A’kabal, and Emilia Gallego.