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Gabriel Gudding

Contributor

Gabriel Gudding

Gabriel Gudding serves on the board of directors for the bilingual literary journal Mandorla: Nueva Escritura de Las Américas. He is the author of two books of poetry, A Defense of Poetry(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002) and the long poem Rhode Island Notebook(Dalkey Archive Press, 2007), and has published in literary journals such as The Nation, New American Writing, American Poetry Review, Jacket, LIT, and Mandorla, and in anthologies such as Great American Prose Poems From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). His translations have appeared in Poems for the Millennium, vol. 3 (University of California), The Whole Island: Six Decades of Poetry from Cuba(University of California), and The Oxford Anthology of Latin American Poetry (Oxford, 2008). He is an assistant professor of English at Illinois State University.

Articles by Gabriel Gudding

The Wandering Song
By Rubén Darío
A singer goes all over the worldimpassioned or boredIn a little train or a white trainby the gulls or through the grainA singer walks into wars and peacesinto civil wars, trench wars, trade warsthrough…
Translated from Spanish by Gabriel Gudding
Philosophy
By Rubén Darío
Little spider, greet the sun. Don't be down.Give thanks, dear toad, that you are here.The hairy crabs, like roses, all have thorns,and mollusks are reminiscences of women.Know how to be what you are:enigmas…
Translated from Spanish by Gabriel Gudding