From Eves Rib

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ISBN 978-1-880684-13-9
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
121 pages
Trim Size
5.3 x 8.5

From Eves Rib

Gioconda Belli

Gioconda Belli's poetry, widely published and revered in Latin America and Europe, celebrates the longing for a society in which humanity constructs its future, animated by an inextinguishable erotic, maternal, and transcentendly loving desire. As Salman Rushdie wrote in his book, The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey, her poetry is "a kind of public love poetry that comes closer to expressing the passion of Nicaragua than anything I [have] yet heard."
About the Author

GIOCONDA BELLI (December 9, 1948) is an award-winning author, novelist, and Nicaraguan poet. Her bestselling work includes the novels The Inhabited Woman and Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand: A Novel of Adam and Eve as well as the memoir The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War.

STEPHEN F. WHITE has translated poetry collections from Nicaragua, Chile, and Brazil. He is a Lewis Professor of Modern Languages at St. Lawrence University in New York. 


"Her poems link feminist eroticism with social convictions, and her sense of lyrical structure—an almost incantory delivery—recalls Pablo Neruda and Federico García-Lorca..."  —Sam Hamill, American Poetry Review

"Gioconda Belli is one of the most gifted writers to have come out of Central America in the last ten years. She possesses a wonderfully free and original talent." —Harold Pinter

" . . . [this] bilingual collection of Gioconda Belli's poetry offers a woman's perspective of Nicaraguan life before, during, and after the Sandinista triumph." —Feminist Bookstore News