Ricardo Blanco's Blog

Poems for staying at home (Day 11)

    I have known this poem since my teens, but returned to it in 2015 after a visit to Neruda’s house in Valparaíso, and decided to try my hand at translating it. When I first read the… Read More

More notes on being a foreigner (III)

More translation – literary and the other, everyday kind – and more thoughts on being a foreigner: “Foreigners are, if you like, curable romantics” writes Alastair Reid. “The illusion they retain, perhaps left over from their mysterious childhood… Read More