26 jul. 2008

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Milán, Valente, Varela, and Sánchez Robayna, eds. Las ínsulas extrañas: antología de poesía en lengua española (1950-200) 2002. 914 pp.

If I want to read 9,000 books of poetry it might be a good idea to stay away from 900 page anthologies. I haven't read every poem in this book but I think I've spent enough time with it for it to qualify. There are some strange and beautiful poets I didn't know before, like Quessep. Pacheco is better than I remember or ever realized. This is a good book for starting me on new directions in my reading.