The Insistence of Harm

An award-winning collection from an acclaimed contemporary poet “Valverde has been widely published and widely praised. This bilingual edition of an award-winning collection brings Valverde's brilliance into English for the first time, and the poems substantiate his reputation. . . . A long-awaited and enlightening addition to contemporary Spanish-language poetry in translation.”—Booklist “Valverde, one of … Continue reading The Insistence of Harm

Teaching a Medieval Poem in East Los Angeles

Written by Michael Calabrese, author of An Introduction to Piers Plowman . You’ve heard of Chaucer. But do you know Piers Plowman? Let me introduce this marvelous medieval epic: written by William Langland, Piers Plowman is a long allegorical poem from the late 14th century, chronicling the dreams and wanderings of a man named “Will”—the … Continue reading Teaching a Medieval Poem in East Los Angeles

Discovering Florida

Discovering Florida: First Contact Narratives from Spanish Expeditions along the Lower Gulf Coast Edited and Translated by John E. Worth Discovering Florida compiles all the major writings of Spanish explorers who visited Florida’s lower gulf coast during the earliest stages of European conquest, between 1513 and 1566.  Including transcriptions of the original Spanish documents as … Continue reading Discovering Florida