“Her poetry is terrestrial with roots, aerial with the wings of birds, translucent like our waters.”—Isabel Allende
“I love Delia Dominguez dearly, and I want you to love her, and desire her, and nourish yourselves with her infinitely fragrant substances she brings us from afar.”—Pablo Neruda
Born in 1931, Delia Dominguez is one of the most important poets of Chile. Woman Without Background Music is the first volume of her poems to be published in English and collects poems from all phases of her work in a bilingual edition. She lives in Orsono in the south of Chile.
Roberta Gordenstein is an associate professor of Spanish at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts.