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  • Title: Ex-Voto: Poems by Adelia Prado
  • Author: Adélia Prado
  • ISBN: 9781936797301
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry Translated from the Portuguese by Ellen Dore Watson Adelia Prado s most recent collection of poems, once in Ellen Dore Watson s superbly energetic and natural English, is nothing like any poetry I know in our present moment Her humor, her dancing solidity, her joy in being alive I think back to Chaucer, and the poems of Grace Paley Prado is similarly volubPoetry Translated from the Portuguese by Ellen Dore Watson Adelia Prado s most recent collection of poems, once in Ellen Dore Watson s superbly energetic and natural English, is nothing like any poetry I know in our present moment Her humor, her dancing solidity, her joy in being alive I think back to Chaucer, and the poems of Grace Paley Prado is similarly voluble, playful, down to earth, and cheerful and she seems to have an uncannily easy going, even merry relationship with God and all his family She has given us a perfectly crystalline ex voto Jean Valentine
    Ex Voto Poems by Adelia Prado Poetry Translated from the Portuguese by Ellen Dore Watson Adelia Prado s most recent collection of poems once in Ellen Dore Watson s superbly energetic and natural English is nothing like any poetr

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    1. The Brazilian poet Adelia Prado is described as a mystic All but a few of the poems in Ex Voto, which represents her life work, address and measure her relationship to God and how He impacts her in the pragmatic, provincial life she leads in the interior of Brazil Some are gentle evocations of nature as reflective of God, some are almost love poems to a Jonathan, who we re told is her name for Jesus The poems are marked by self effacing humor and humility At the same time she s able to recognize [...]

    2. Of this book s three parts, Oracles of May was my favorite Its candid voice, details of ordinary life, insights into emotion, and precise word smithing in translation earned the book my rating of four stars Most of the poems in all three parts are delivered in a mode which could be characterized by the title of one of them Meditation Verging on a Poem Or, poetry verging on ecstasy.As an atheist, I grew impatient with the poet s many mentions of God, saints, the holy Jonathan, et cetera I tempere [...]

    3. Wow These poems were terrific and hard hitting Her use of images burst in and around each poem Almost every one of them packed a kick There is much to learn from these poems about life, about writing, about the world She opened my eyes There is a really difficult thing buried in many of these poems it is her reference to Jonathan I thought for awhile it was a stand in for God or Jesus But Jonathan who she calls her boyfriend is a spiritual lover as I understand it Very interesting I m very glad [...]

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