By Raul Ruiz, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Enrique Lihn, Miller Williams, Miguel Arteche, Efrain Barquero, Rolando Cardenas, Luisa
Chosen and edited by way of miller williams; poetry simply is twin language.
more consultant that "great"--so it depends upon what you will have.
if you simply wish the easiest stuff, the Nicanor Parra, the Neruda, the Enrique Lihn. except you want to learn undesirable brief tales, bypass the Skarmeta.
but, worthy it for the 3 poets i discussed whichever approach you narrow it.
Miller Williams - advent and editor,
Miguel Arteche - poems,
Efrain Barquero - poems,
Rolando Cardenas - poems,
Luisa Johnson - poems,
Enrique Lihn - poems,
Pablo Neruda - poems,
Nicanor Parra - poems,
Alberto Rubio - poems,
Jorge Teillier - poems,
Armando Uribe Arce - poems,
Poli Delano - story,
Antonio Skarmeta - tale,
Raul Ruiz - play
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