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Today's poem is "Siesta"
from Northwest Review

Antonio Machado (1875-1939), school teacher and philosopher, and one of Spainís foremost poets, writes clearly and without narcissism of the mountains, the skies, the farms and the sentiments of his homeland. He brings to the ordinary —to time, to landscape and stony earth, to beanfields ad cities, to events and dreams — magical sound that conveys order, penetrating sight, and attention.

Willis Barnstone's many books include Modern European Poetry (Bantam, 1967), The Other Bible (HarperCollins, 1984), The Secret Reader: 501 Sonnets (New England, 1996), a memoir biography, With Borges on an Ordinary Evening (Illinois, 1993), and To Touch the Sky (New Directions, 1999). His translations of Antonio Machado (Border of a Dream: the Poems of Antonio Machado) are soon forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.

About Northwest Review:
Poets in this issue: Randy Blythe, Susan Whitmore, Patrick Conley, R. D. King, John Rybicki, Catherine Strisik, Muriel Nelson, Antonio Machado, Willis Barnstone

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Northwest Review * 369 PLC * University of Oregon * Eugene, OR 97403
Editor: John Witte

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