This volume introduces to English readers the life and work of Vidaluz Meneses (b. 1944), one of the most acclaimed poets writing in Central America and a public figure of distinction during the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua (1979-1990), when she held leadership positions in the new Ministry of Culture.


Although poems from her first books appear in anthologies published around the world -Great Britain, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and the United States- no selection in English has included more than a five-poem sampling of her work, and the total number available in English from all published sources is under twenty. Hispanophone literary critics know and savor her work, yet only a few critical treatments (university theses) have appeared in the United States. Familiarity with her poetry and life story will trigger revision of the accepted interpretations of Nicaraguan history and letters.

Flame in the Air, bilingual poetry edition.

  • Publicación: Mar 17 2015

    ISBN/EAN13: 1942369093 / 9781942369097

    Paginas: 546

    Binding Type: US Trade Paper

    Tamaño: 6" x 9"

    Lengua: Español / English

    Color: Black and White

    Related Categories: Poetry / General