Thresholds / Umbrales

Trade Paper – $15.95

ISBN 978-1-880684-36-8
Publication Date
November 1996
Page Count
70 pages
Trim Size
5.5 x 8.4

Thresholds / Umbrales

Claribel Alegria

This bilingual edition of poems from El Salvador's most beloved poet moves in imagery between Central America and the world, between childhood's safety in the ceiba tree's shade and the journey through time that the speaker must take. The translation lovingly preserves the lyricism of the original language, a moving and memorable collection.
About the Author

Claribel Alegría  has long been a revered voice for the struggle for self-determination in Central America, especially in her homeland, El Salvador. With nine books of poetry and prose available in English and numerous books in Spanish, she recently celebrated the 50th year since her first book publication. She was featured on Bill Moyers' "Language of Life: A Festival of Poets" program.