Coral Bracho and translator Forrest Gander

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firefly.jpgFirefly under the Tongue: Selected Poems (New Directions)
Coral Bracho, a major Mexican poet, writes ecstatic visionary poetry that has been translated into English for the first time. Our program marks another first—she has never before agreed to an interview. Bracho's poetry is read in English by poet-translator Forrest Gander, in Spanish by Bracho. We offer rare insight into the nature of the animal-mineral-vegetable hybrids at the soul of this poet's trance visions.

Photo of Carol Bracho, courtesy of New Directions; photo of Forrest Gander © Yuh-hwa Ning, courtesy of New Directions