Samuel Trigueros Espino

Samuel Trigueros Espino was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He is the author of El trapecista de adobe y neón (1992), El visitante (1992) and Antes de la explosión (2009). He has been awarded the Migraciones: Mirando al Sur Prize (2009), the Lira de Oro Olimpia Varela y Varela Poetry Prize for his work Todo es amor tras esta nostalgia, and the Victor Hugo Poetry Prize (2003) for his work Animal de ritos. He is the co-founder and director of the poet’s collective Paíspoesible and currently works as an editor, illustrator and publisher for a number of social development projects.

3 Translated Samuel Trigueros Espino Poems

Image courtesy of Festival de Poesía El Salvador PIGS ‘I have seen friends Circe turned into pigs. Her wheel, her diamond. The pigs don’t know my hideouts, mercenaries of shadows.’ –Edilberto Cardona Bulnes I have beheaded pigs, but Circe insists …

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