Purifications or the Sign of Retaliation

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Pub Date: 09/12/2017

Pages: 120

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781945680076

ISBN 10: 1945680075

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Caribbean & Latin American

Purifications or the Sign of Retaliation

By Myriam Fraga, Chloe Hill

Price: $16.00

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About the Book

"These are dense, florid, strange, and beautiful poems that rewrite the Greek pantheon into a feminist Brazilian landscape. Beginning with an invocation, they ask us to bear witness and reflect familiar myths upon the body of the poet. The collection makes its way from these abstract, timeless myths to vibrant present tense. Chloe Hill has created a beautiful voice in English, paying special attention to the clean sound, powerful movement, and aching pulse of each line, making this translation a pleasure to read and re-read." —Becker Prize Judges Aron Aji and Diana Thow

Chloe Hill is a PhD student in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University.

About the Book

These are dense, florid, strange, and beautiful poems that rewrite the Greek pantheon into a feminist Brazilian landscape.

Author

Myriam Fraga: Myriam Fraga (1937-2016) was a contemporary Brazilian poet from Salvador da Bahia. She is also executive director of the Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado and a member of the Bahian Academy of Letters. Her published work includes ten volumes of poetry, as well as biographies and children's literature.

Chloe Hill: Chloe Hill is a PhD student in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. In 2014, with the support of a Fulbright fellowship, she traveled to Brazil to work alongside Myriam Fraga translating a selection of poems.