With an insightful introduction by Thomas Moore, this volume presents the wisdom and philosophy of one of Spain’s most important poets. Born in 1875, Machado, along with Juan Ramon Jimenez and Miquel de Unamuno, formed the famed "generation of 1898," which ushered in a new Spanish poetics. In this series of brief poems, Machado utilizes traditional Spanish verse forms to create a wide-ranging collection.
"Machado, in these Sappho-like fragments, takes us down not only the road less traveled but the road not seen, where transformation and transfiguration come not from self-made millions but from changing ‘love into theology’"—Thomas Rain Crowe
Antonio Machado (1875-1939) is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish poets of the 20th century. He is considered along with Juan Ramon Jimenez, and Miguel de Unamuno part of the influential generation of 1898 which ushered in a new Spanish poetics. Mary Berg is a professor of Spanish at Harvard University. She has translated many volumes from Spanish including: River of Sorrows by Libertad Demitropulos, Open Your Eyes and Soar: Cuban Women Writing Now, and I Have Forgotten Your Name by Martha Rivera. Dennis Maloney is a poet, translator,and landscape architect. His books of translation include The House In the Sand and Isla Negra by pablo Neruda, The Naked Women by Juan Ramon Jimenez, and There is No Road: Proverbs of Antonio Machado.
Pamela Carmell is a translator from the Spanish. Her work is included in a number of anthologies, the most recent Open Your Eyes and Soar: Cuban Women Writing Now.