• An Angel Speaks

    Selected Poems

    By Homero Aridjis
    With an introduction by J. M. G. Le Clezio

    Homero Aridjis is widely regarded as Mexico’s greatest living poet. The collection of poems in this volume serve as a vivid, moving introduction to his body of work and an illustration of how Swedenborg influenced his view of angels. Read more

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Homero Aridjis is widely regarded as Mexico’s greatest living poet. His work has been translated into numerous languages, and he has received critical praise from artists and writers such as Luis Buñuel, Yves Bonnefoy, Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges.

The seventeen poems gathered in this pocket book, selected by the author, have been brought  together as introduction to a body of work spanning thirty years. The poems are rendered  in the original Spanish, with English translations on the facing pages.

At the end of the volume there is included a transcript of a question-and-answer session held at Swedenborg House in London in 2011, in which the author discusses his interest in Swedenborg, the inspiration behind his poetry, his groundbreaking environmental activism, and also his key influences.

About the Author

Homero Aridjis is the author of more than forty works, including poetry, novels, plays, and several books for children. He has twice been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and has won many other awards, including the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, the Grinzane Cavour Prize, and the Prix Roger Caillois. He has twice served as president of PEN International and is a former Mexican ambassador to UNESCO. In 1985 he founded the Group of 100, an environmental association of prominent artists and intellectuals, that has included Leonora Carrington, Juan Rulfo, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Since then he has become one of Latin America’s leading environmental activists.


“Homero Aridijis’s poems open a door into the light.”

—Seamus Heaney

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