Hope Blossoming in Their Ink (Paperback)

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Hope Blossoming in their Ink is Juan Garrido-Salgado's sixth poetry collection published in Australia. It is a collection of poems written over more than ten years in his new home. In each of the three sections of this book you will hear the sound of broken humanity through a poetical voice which shares verses of the struggle for justice, peace and a revolution, and bear witness to the blossoming of his new life of thirty years in this land.

In poetry honest clear words gain a unique force. In his collection Hope Blossoming in their Ink Juan Garrido-Salgado brings the passion of a life lived in the cause of revolution to verses that flow between countries, languages and cultures. His is a unique presence in Australian poetry - a mirror that captures the flaws in our myths, a mirror we need. - Peter Boyle

Hope Blossoming in their Ink is a remarkable collection of resistance, remembering and revolution. The powerful words, the poetry on these pages beat with an undeniable pulse of resilience and hope, capturing a life of many lives. - Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Juan Garrido-Salgado immigrated to Australia from Chile in 1990, fleeing the regime that burned his poetry and imprisoned and tortured him for his political activism. He has published eight books of poetry and his work has been widely translated. He has also translated works by a number of leading Australian & Aboriginal poets into Spanish, including five Aboriginal poets for the anthology Espejo de Tierra/Earth Mirror (2008). With Steve Brock and Sergio Holas, Garrido-Salgado also translated into English the Trilingual Mapuche Poetry Anthology. The book When I was Clandestine was part of a poetical tour at the Granada International Poetry Festival in Nicaragua, Mexico and Cuba (La Habana City) in 2019.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781925780703
ISBN-10: 1925780708
Publisher: Puncher & Wattmann
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 126
Language: English