It is with great pleasure that I announce the inception of DARKLIGHT PUBLISHING LLC, established in New York City to disseminate the poetic work of Latin American and American authors. Translation and editing is in the capable hands of teams of poets from Mexico and the United States, ensuring that we will arrive at translations that closest approximate what the poet had in mind.
This worthy project will be realized through our publication of bilingual editions that will be available for purchase worldwide, both as printed books and downloaded digital files (e-books), for reading on most electronic devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc).
Our first title, In the fire of time (En el fuego del tiempo), by the talented Mexican poet María Ángeles Juárez Téllez, presented in bilingual format, is also the first of our BRIDGES poetry series and is available from now. Several other such publications, representing the fine work of poets in both countries, are currently “in the works”.
Translated from Spanish into English by Arthur Gatti and Roberto Mendoza Ayala, with a cover design by Alonso Venegas, and seven magnificent illustrations by Midori Adelaida Valle, In the fire of time (En el fuego del tiempo) can be purchased in print or digital through amazon.com from anywhere in the world by entering the following link:
or in Mexico, through amazon.com.mx:
In the fire of time (En el fuego del tiempo) by María Ángeles Juárez Téllez
During more than thirty years of exemplary endeavors in her field, María Ángeles Juárez has gifted to us a magnificent collection of poetry, essays and narrative work. Those who have had the privilege of reading her previous writings, will realize that in her book In the fire of time she has revitalized all the passion and wisdom accumulated in an ecstatic life of literary transcendence, rescuing from the entrails of body and mind the flames that have tattooed her inside and out.
Hers is a full-bodied voice with an aesthetic that is born of her continuous study of language, making unpretentiously evident to us her extensive readings as well as the assimilation of the work of great writers: Lopez Velarde's national vision and the mourning luminosity of Villaurrutia; the mystique of the God- fearing John of the Cross, or the fervent poetry of Concha Urquiza.
María Ángeles Juárez drinks from these —and from many other literary streams— in a natural and fertile way. Her voice is clear, strong, beautiful and mature. She leaves in her wake many crackling traces —metaphors and verses of fire. They are evidence that shows us where we must look to find her.
Roberto Mendoza Ayala