Sun, 21 June 2020
Farmer's Treasure and An accumulation of dry matter that is slow after flowering but intensifies during the lactic phase by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
This week we have two poems by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias 'Farmer's Treasure' and 'An accumulation of dry matter that is slow after flowering but intensifies during the lactic phase' both from her collection Gimmer Spray.
The exceptional skill and formal dexterity that marks Rodríguez Iglesias’s work in Spanish has been expertly brought to life in English by Abigail Parry, an award-winning poet whose debut collection Jinx was published by Bloodaxe in 2018, working in collaboration with bridge-translator and writer Serafina Vick.
You can find our free online active of Legna's poems here: https://soundcloud.com/alittlebodyaremanyparts
A little body are many parts by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias and the hammer and other poems by Adelaide Ivanova have both shortlisted for the first-ever Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry. Get them both for just £15 here: https://www.poetrytranslation.org/shop/derek-walcott-poetry-prize-shortlist-bundle
Find our more about our online Ribka Sibhatu Tour mentioned in the podcast here: https://www.poetrytranslation.org/events/series/ribka-sibhatu-tour