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Horacio Castillo

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Horacio Castillo

Horacio Castillo (Ensenada, Argentina, 1934–2010) published eight books of poetry, as well as numerous volumes of Greek and Portugese poetry in translation. His own work has been translated into French, English, Italian, Greek, and Portuguese, and his critical essays on Latin American and Greek poetry have appeared in six different book-length collections. Horacio Castillo’s work as a poet, translator, and critic has brought him dozens of awards and honorary distinctions, including the Argentine National Foundation for the Arts Literary Translation Award (1988), the Konex honorary diploma (1994), the Argentine Poetry Foundation Award (2002), and the Faro de Oro (2005).

Articles by Horacio Castillo

Alaska
By Horacio Castillo
The eye of the seal—my amulet—will lead me to the white bear.Is there anything more beautiful than to pursue the white bear over the white ocean?I’ve followed his trail now through many dreams; these…
Translated from Spanish by Samuel Gray
Multilingual
The White Breast, the Black Breast
By Horacio Castillo
My mother had a white breast and a black breast.
Translated from Spanish by Samuel Gray
Multilingual
Epistle
By Horacio Castillo
Jews ask for signs, Greeks for wisdom,but I say: Go crazy.Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe?The light of the world has been palmed.You’re blind?Rejoice in your blindness.You’re deaf?Rejoice in…
Translated from Spanish by Samuel Gray
Multilingual
The City of the Sun
By Horacio Castillo
How could they suffer us to name the bird magnolia?
Translated from Spanish by Samuel Gray
Multilingual