Celebrate National Poetry Month with these recent poetry collections from University Press of Florida. Featuring the work of Fernando Valverde, Excilia Saldaña, Reinaldo Arenas, Allan Peterson, and Mohja Kahf, these books will introduce you to writers both familiar and new.

Use code NPM21 for discount prices and free shipping through April 30.


The Insistence of Harm
Fernando Valverde
Translated by Allen Josephs and Laura Juliet Wood

This bilingual edition of The Insistence of Harm introduces English-language readers to Fernando Valverde’s latest, most exciting work. This collection is a series of poignant lyric poems that explore the nature of “harm” in its various guises. 


In The Vortex of The Cyclone: Selected Poems
Excilia Saldaña
Edited and Translated by Flora M. González Mandri and Rosamond Rosenmeier

This book contains a wide-ranging selection of Afro-Cuban poet Excilia Saldaña’s work, from lullabies to an erotic letter, from lengthy autobiographical poems to quiet reflections on her Caribbean island as the inspiration for her writing.  In these poems, Saldaña weaves the personal, the mythical, and the literary, bringing together the domestic with the transcendental, the temporal with the eternal.


Autoepitaph: Selected Poems
Reinaldo Arenas
Edited by Camelly Cruz-Martes
Translated by Kelly Washbourne

Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990) remains one of the most famous Cuban writers in exile. Autoepitaph is the first and only career-spanning volume of Arenas’s poetry in translation in any language. This bilingual volume includes narrative poems, sonnets, excerpts from Arenas’s prose poems, and previously unpublished works from his papers at Princeton University. 


This Luminous: New and Selected Poems
Allan Peterson

Allan Peterson’s work draws heavily from landscapes like the Gulf Coast, the sciences, history, and the author’s background in visual arts. Details of perception and observation demonstrate why these reflective works, often dense with images and intuitive jumps, have received national and international recognition.


E-mails from Scheherazad
Mohja Kahf

Mohja Kahf blends the experiences of recent Arab-American immigrants into contemporary American scenery. These poems speak not only to important issues of ethnicity, gender, and religious diversity in America, but also to universal human themes of family and kinship, friendship, and the search for a place to pray.


Use code NPM21 for discount prices and free shipping through April 30.

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