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
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
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