Colaterales/Collateral (Paperback)

By Dinapiera Di Donato

Akashic Books, 9781617751912, 127pp.

Publication Date: December 3, 2013

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"Di Donato is an ambitious, talented writer; her lush language will engage a wide and diverse audience."
--Library Journal; one of "Thirty Amazing Poetry Titles for Spring 2014"

"Revelatory, a testament to Di Donato's ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart."
--New York Journal of Books

"Dinapiera Di Donato's poetry exhibits a tremendous control of language...She is both ancient and contemporary . . . a vital poet who honors the memory of Octavio Paz."
--Victor Hern ndez Cruz, author of In the Shadow of Al-Andalus

These poems were written during days spent clearing river debris while the author was living along the Hudson River in Manhattan. The poems speak of these wanderings in the imaginary landscape of a nomadic subject who erases and rewrites.

About the Author

Dinapiera Di Donato is an award-winning Venezuelan poet. She has published several books, including La Sorda (poetry), Desventuras del Ocio: Libro de Rachid (poetry), La Sonrisa de Bernardo Atxaga (novel), and Noche con Nieve y Amantes (short stories). In 2011 she received a grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. She lives in New York where she teaches Spanish and French.