Versos sencillos / Simple Verses
by José Martí
Publication Date: October 1, 1997
Bind: Trade Paperback
Simple Verses is the first complete English translation of the classic collection Versos sencillos, written by the Cuban poet José Martí (1853-1895) in the United States during his year of exile and revolutionary struggle. This great political and literary figure of the nineteenth century has been one of the most influential men in all the Americas. A spiritual autobiography, Simple Verses captures in each poem an experience, a feeling or a moment that formed the poet and the man. The poet, the solider, the troubadour, the legislator, the search for the truth, the enraptured and the disenchanted lover, the defender of poetry and it’s transformers, the genius and the man-all alternate in the modulated and musical flow like life itself, which it embodies.