Translation: Emilia Bernal

Here’s yet another section from my anthology! Enjoy. The poem about the rose is kind of naughty – just thought I’d point that out in case you’re not naturally dirty-minded. Emilia Bernal (1884-1964) Emilia Bernal de Agüero was born in Cuba, and lived in Ecuador, Perú, Bolivia, Chile, and New York. She was married young … Continue reading “Translation: Emilia Bernal”

Translation: María Luisa Milanés (1893-1919)

María Luisa Milanés was an ardent feminist and Cuban nationalist who killed herself in part because of an unhappy marriage (Davies 58). She wrote poems that were deep critiques of patriarchal culture and that were expressions of solidarity with other women and all oppressed people. Her poems were sometimes published under the pseudonym Liana de … Continue reading “Translation: María Luisa Milanés (1893-1919)”

List of poets in the anthology

Here’s the list of women poets that I have translated so far (some, many poems; some, only one). limitation is that they should have been publishing or writing between 1880 and 1930. I have another list of many more poets from the same era – some that I want to translate and expand into a … Continue reading “List of poets in the anthology”