View still wire head image from Federic Amat's film "Viaje a la Luna"

View a fragment from "Trip to the Moon" (pages 631 & 633)


Collected Poems of Federico García Lorca. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991. (Translation with Greg Simon of "Ode to the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar;" "Prose Poems and Narrations;" "Trip to the Moon;" "Childhood and Death;" poems from Earth and Moon; and "The Death of Charlot's Mother").

"Overall, the work is both ingenious and accurate, setting a very high standard for translation of verse from Spanish."
Michael Wood, The New York Review of Books

"The special combination of sensory immediacy with irrational elusiveness, generating an uncanny metaphorical density, makes García Lorca's verse such a challenge to translate. It has taken a dozen skilled hands, working a plurality of translating styles, to give us the most complete look to date at the full range of his poetry-including much that has never before seen the light in English."
Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle

"If you read this rich, powerful and mystery-driven volume of Collected Poems, you will repeatedly encounter Lorca's duende, his daemonic genius."
Allen Josephs, New York Newsday