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A CHANT FOR THE CONTINENT

AUTHOR: Ignacio Carvajal

Ignacio Carvajal is the author of Plegarias, winner of the Poetic Bridges contest by Casa Cultural de las Américas and the University of Houston in 2019. His poetry and translations have appeared, among others, in The Common, Acentos Review, Rio Grande Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Infrarrealista Review, Vagabond City, and the anthologies The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States; No Tender Fences: An Anthology of Immigrant & First-Generation American Poetry; and Primera Página: Poetry from the Latino Heartland. He is a member of the Taller Literario don Chico in Costa Rica and assistant professor of language, literature, and culture at the University of Kansas.

From the newly established La Resistencia Press and editor MG Salazar, Allow is a chap-book length poem that puts forth offering, plea, gratitude, lament, and celebration. Dr. Christopher Perreira, professor of American Studies, writes of Allow: “An appeal as much as an imperative, Allow registers diasporic potentialities of impossible kinships – measuring space and time across natural terrains and national borders.” Allow is a chant for the continent. The book includes access to a musical score by artist Dorian Wood. Proceeds from sales benefit the International Mayan League.

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