MEXICO, POETRY

THIS CITY – MEX. CITY: A TO Z

  When I abbreviate this city, it is to speak as one with millions of defeños– EL DF.   What I breathe in this city, I do not really know. My larynx admits oxygen and all manner of airborne particles – It doesn’t seem to bother me much.   When I cough in this city, some […]

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MEXICO, POETRY, SHORT STORY

ENCASED DREAM / SUEÑO ENCAJADO

This short piece of fiction I wrote has a few references to Latin America so I thought I would publish it here.  I have been doing quite a lot of translation recently but primarily from Spanish to English, so I decided I would translate this to Spanish.  The photo is of Oaxaca, a beautiful colonial city […]

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POETRY, USA

CHRISTMAS IN A SUBURBAN AMERICAN WASTELAND

  Latin America – no, although the demographics are rapidly changing.  America – not according to Latin Americans.  Please do not appropriate what belongs to all. The United States.  The vast land to the north is a great lure for many.  I always thought and hoped that I would cross over by land into Texas, […]

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BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets […]

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MEXICO, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY

PAQUIMÉ AT DAWN

In November 2012 I was very fortunate to spend a beautiful, calm and clear morning at the archaeological site of Casas Grandes (Paquimé) in Mexico’s largest state Chihuahua.  It was my last day in Mexico – a perfect start to the day before continuing en route to New Mexico.   I wrote this very short […]

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CHILE, POETRY

SHORT ODE TO CHILE

Return to Chile Of my youth and diurnal dreams Empanadas and Pisco straight Elongated limb of extremes Patagonian towers of grey-spired mass to Lake Chungará  – exquisite mirror of snow-capped peaks Incomparable port of my love Valparaiso:  steep streets to heaven Where just to meander amongst ramshackle beauty Is a sure path to joy And […]

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