Selections from Today/Hoy by Juan Gelman – translated by Lisa Rose Bradford

Selections from Today-Hoy  
Argentine poet-in-exile Juan Gelman (Buenos Aires, 1930-Mexico City, 2014) published more than twenty books of poetry and his numerous awards include the Pablo Neruda Prize (Chile, 2005), the most prestigious Spanish-language literary award, Cervantes Prize (2007), and the Premio Leteo in 2012. His last book, Hoy, was published in 2013 and the present selection comes from this volume.
Lisa Rose Bradford—poet, translator, musician, and rancher—teaches Comparative Literature at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. Recipient of the National Translation Award, she recently published her fifth bilingual collection of Juan Gelman’s poetry, Today/Hoy (, 2018) and is presently working on a sixth, In Foreign Rain.