Monday, August 23

Finally! Arctic Poems

Arctic Poems

a selection from Arctic Poems by Vicente Huidobro

translated from the Spanish by Nathan Hoks

24 pages, paper, staple bound

Toad Press, 2010, $5

You can purchase a copy of Arctic Poems here
& add this book to your Goodreads list, here.


Vicente Huidobro
(1893-1948) was one of the first South American avant-garde poets. Born in 1893 in Santiago, Chile, Huidobro moved to Paris in 1916 where he met Guillaume Apollinaire, Pierre Reverdy, and many other Cubist poets and artists. At this time Huidobro continued to develop his theory of poetry, "creationism," which advocates writing "a poem the way nature makes a tree." Arctic Poems dates from this period.

Nathan Hoks has published poems and translations in Lit, Verse, Crazyhorse, Circumference, and many other journals. His first book of poetry, Reveilles, will be published by Salt in fall 2010.