September 24, 2013 | Hostos Community College
Literal Publishing of Houston, Texas, and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language have released Diálogos conmigo y mis otros (Dialogues with myself and my others), a new collection of poems by the acclaimed award-winning Peruvian novelist and poet Isaac Goldemberg.
Every poem in the collection is preceded by one or more epigraphs. The first, entitled “Prefacio,” explains the intention of the book: “These poems are the dialogue / that they maintain with the epigraphs / and these epigraphs are the dialogue / that they maintain with the poems. / But without knowing it.”
Likewise, the brief epigrammatical poems in the book are also dialogues between the poet and other poets from different time periods about the poetic creative process and poetry itself.
In the words of the Argentine poet and critic Luis Benítez, “The uniqueness of Diálogos conmigo y mis otros is that it offers great universal themes in the fluid and easily understood language that is the personal seal of Goldemberg’s work, where humor and refined irony run rampant; however, it should be noted that these are always used by the poet as the best means of inducing reflection on the human condition, one of the nuclei of meaning in his poetry.”
“In these poems,” Benítez continues, “Goldemberg’s language expands from the depth of his being outward to encompass the past and present condition of being Jewish and Peruvian…Goldemberg is one of the most original poets of our time, endowed with an extraordinary mastery of words, put to the service of humanism and able to withstand any test.”
The National Literature Prize-winning Chilean poet Oscar Hahn affirms that “in the poems of Diálogos conmigo y mis otros, great wisdom about life and the role of human beings on this planet is expressed in sober and reflective language.”
About the author
Isaac Goldemberg was born in Chepén, Perú in 1945 and has lived in New York since 1964.
He is currently a Distinguished Professor at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, where he directs the Latin American Writers Institute and the International Journal of Culture Hostos Review.
Diálogos conmigo y mis otros is now available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dialogos-conmigo-otros-Spanish-Edition/dp/0977028763/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1376624066&sr=8-5&keywords=isaac+goldemberg
About Literal Publishing
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.