“Love is the finest,” writes Jaime Sabines, “the most shuddering, / the most unendurable, silence.” Available for the first time as a complete selection in English, Love Poems presents Jaime Sabines’ powerful erotic verse, in an exceptional translation by Irish-Canadian poet Colin Carberry.
“One of the finest contemporary poets of our language. His intense personal opus is in my view among the most important in Latin America and the Spanish language.” – Octavio Paz
“He has a voice completely his own. His poetry is extremely intimate and plain, but powerful, sometimes shockingly powerful.” – W.S. Merwin
“His best poems are revelations of truths, odd truths, truths we immediately accept, which we have long suspected as truths but have never before heard articulated.” – Philip Levine
“One of the indispensable poets, not merely of Mexico but of all Latin America and the Spanish language.” – Mario Benedetti