Small Hours of the Night (Paperback)

Selected Poems of Roque Dalton

By Roque Dalton

Curbstone Books, 9781880684351, 228pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1996

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About the Author

Roque Dalton García (San Salvador, El Salvador, 14 May 1935 – Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, 10 May 1975) was a leftist Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets. He wrote emotionally strong, sometimes sarcastic, and image-loaded works dealing with life, death, love, and politics.



Praise For Small Hours of the Night: Selected Poems of Roque Dalton

"Finally and gloriously here are the poems of Roque Dalton, one of the most compelling Central American poets it has been my privilege to read." -- Ariel Dorfman


"He was brilliant. His presence alone gave off light." -- Juan Gelman


[Dalton's poetry illustrates] his profound conviction that the poet can and must, in his life as in his work, serve as the finely-honed scalpel of change, both in word and deed..." -- Claribel Alegria