Ricardo Blanco's Blog

Poems for staying at home (Day 34)

  “This is the time of the killers.” Today’s poem is in tribute to George Floyd, and in support of Black Lives Matter. Palimpsest from Rimbaud I am writing over words written On the skin of other words…. Read More

Landscape with Beggars

  Landscape with Beggars Juan Manuel Roca   The good people wonder Why a tattered rabble of beggars Block their prospect of the lilies. If they don’t receive their ration of manna, It’s due to their savage custom… Read More

Of paradise and serpents

I don’t want to give the impression that a reading tour of the Antioquia region of Colombia is a picnic, as there are workshops to be given, schoolchildren to speak to about the arduous apprenticeship and perils to… Read More