"Peeking at the Underthings of Literature."
My daughter Taiko has recently created a new blog called "Band of Wild Petticoats" (because all the other names she wanted were taken, and because fate decided this name is perfect for her.) A graduate student in Spanish and Portuguese literature, Taiko posts thoughtful and interesting reviews of poetry, fiction, and art -- much of which is new to me. I am very excited to be following her blog and I suspect it will change the accent of my reading this coming year. Stop by and have a look -- and expect to have your skirts ruffled. Here's a poem by Mexican author and poet, José Emilio Pacheco, the subject of one her recent posts -- beautiful.
Digamos que no tiene comienzo el mar
Que comienza donde lo hallas por vez primera
Y te sale al encuentro por todas partes.
Let us say that the sea has no beginning
That it begins where you find it for the first time
And comes out to meet you in all places. (trans Taiko Haessler)