El Salvador Tragic: 10 Roque Dalton Poems from 3 Books

By | 1 February 2013
Catholics and Communists in Latin America:
Some Aspects of the Problem

I was expelled from the Communist Party 
a long time before I was excommunicated
from the Catholic Church.

That’s nothing:
I was excommunicated from the Catholic Church
after I was expelled from the Communist Party.

Meh!
I was expelled from the Communist Party
because I was excommunicated from the Catholic Church.
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One Response to El Salvador Tragic: 10 Roque Dalton Poems from 3 Books

  1. Suzanne Lummis says:

    Many thanks for these wonderful translations of Roque Dalton — one of my favorite south of the border poets. I’m so horrified by how he died. Unthinkable. Intolerable. Viva his poetry.