Body of Insomnia

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Ekstasis Editions, Nov 1, 2002 - Poetry - 93 pages
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Body of Insomnia is the moving testament of a poet confronting the passing years and yet confirming the value of poetry, love and freedom. Zellar combines eroticism and spirituality in poems where reality shines with the light of mystery and imagination.

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On The Cross Beam Of Rasping Flowers
En el madero de flores roncas
Fissures In The Darkness
Grietas en la oscuridad

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About the author (2002)

Born in 1927 in Rio Loa in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, Ludwig Zeller immigrated to Canada in 1971. His immense oeuvre includes some fifty collections of poetry, collages collections, fiction and criticism. His literary has been published in the original Spanish and in translation in many languages, and his collages have been exhibited internationally. These vibrant translations of Ludwig Zeller's smaller pieces are by Griffin Award winning poet A.F. Moritz.

A.F. Moritz has published more than twenty collections of poetry as well as important works of literary history and numerous translations of Latin American verse. A leading figure in the literary life of Canada, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a major award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Two of his most recent works have reaffirmed his reputation: "Night Street Repairs" (2004) received the ReLit Award and "The Sentinel" (2008) won both the Bess Hokin Prize from "Poetry" magazine and the Griffin Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Toronto.

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