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Iliana Rodríguez knows how to delineate with words the solicitations, the elusive messages that draws in the streets the night “of long avenues / as expectations”; the trees, whose “mineral blood drags / the dark secrets”; the wind, which destroys and transforms; and even the inhabitants of the city, who turn into figures in her poems, into ink signs of a dance sometimes luminous and sometimes dark: “Maybe you’re a shadow. / A pencil stroke / blotted out by the winds.”
The poet writes: “I would like to decipher / the ideogram of my palm: / the sign that defines. / Then I watch my hand / tracing / these words / with its brush.” Her hand thus becomes a brush, and her fingers form a drawing in the poems of Trace in which we recognize ourselves. Iliana Rodríguez, a growing voice in the poetry of Mexico, makes the signs of the city and the world turn around in her threshold of water and light, in these poems.
"Trace / Traza" was translated from Spanish and edited by Arthur Gatti and Roberto Mendoza Ayala; it contains beautiful illustrations by the Mexican graphic artist, painter and architect Guillermo Rodríguez Camacho (1927-2008), and has a cover designed by the graphic artist Alonso Venegas Gómez based on an illustration by Guillermo Rodríguez Camacho.
"Trace / Traza", is the fourth title in the "Bridges" series of bilingual poetry books edited in New York City by Darklight Publishing LLC.