Stories and Poems of a Class Struggle / Historias y poemas de una lucha de clase s

Roque Dalton


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Poems of revolution by one of Latin America’s most beloved poets

The revolutionary the dictatorship couldn’t kill, the trickster poet favored by the gods.”—Ben Ehrenreich, author of The Way to Spring: Life and Death in Palestine

Translated by Jack Hirschman and Barbara Paschke

Foreword by Christopher Soto and Tatiana Marroquín

Introductions by Jaime Barba and Margaret Randall

Born in San Salvador in 1935, Roque Dalton dedicated his life to armed struggle while writing fierce, tender poems about his country and its people. In Historias y poemas de una lucha de clases / Stories and Poems of a Class Struggle, Dalton offers a road map for a liberated El Salvador, writing through the lens of five poetic personas, each with their own imagined history and distinct voice. This collection shows a country caught in the crosshairs of American imperialism, where the few rule the many and the many fight to survive—and yet there is love and humor and self-mockery to be found here on every page, in every verse, as well as an abiding faith in humanity. “I believe the world is beautiful,” Dalton writes, “and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.”

ISBN 9781644211762
List price $18.95
Publisher Seven Stories Press
Year of publication 2023