Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Arctic Poems, Vicente Huidobro, tr. Nathan Hoks, from Toad Press

From a brief review in molussus, "an online broadside of world literature":
Claremont, California-based Toad Press publishes the most consistently interesting contemporary chapbook series in America—to my knowledge—with their International Chapbook Series. Its most recent addition is a selection of short lyrics by [Vicente] Huidobro (1893 – 1948), the Chilean-born avant-garde poet who wrote the book-length Altazor, most recently republished in Eliot Weinberger’s translation by Wesleyan University Press in 2004.
 Read more about Arctic Poems, Nathan Hoks' new translation of Huidobro's verse, at the Toad Press website