Monday, November 05, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
I am fascinated with the process of translating poetry from Spanish to English, or vice versa. It is a challenge, which ultimately is what draws me in. To simply change the words of a poem from Spanish to English is easy, but to capture the soul of the poem, that is difficult.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
While serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (1990-1992) in southern Chile, I began to hear of Pablo Neruda. I had always felt a fondness for poetry, and Neruda quickly became one of my favorite poets. Following my mission, I took a class at Utah State University on Spanish Literature, which I absolutely loved and which expanded my interest in Neruda, as well as other Hispanic poets. Unfortunately, for many years, I haven't read as much poetry as I would have liked. Recently, I have sought to remedy that problem.