Return of the River

Trade Paper – $16.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-80-1
Publication Date
November 2001
Page Count
100 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.5

Return of the River

The Selected Poems of Roberto Sosa

Return of the River presents a wide selection of Roberto Sosa's poetry in superb translations by JoAnne Engelbert.

Born in Yoro, Honduras in 1930 into a poor family, Roberto Sosa had to struggle hard to gain an education and didn't publish his first book until he was nearly thirty. After he won the Adonais Prize (1969) and the Casa de las Americas Prize (1971), critics recognized him as a major talent.

About the Author

JoAnne Engelbert is Professor Emeritus at Montclair State College and currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida.


"Sosa's never ornate or emotionally explosive; it is controlled, reflective, and measured. Nevertheless, it is intensely emotional and pregnant with feeling, a feeling that is seductive and operates in the manner of an undertow."-San Francisco Chronicle