López Medin, Silvina: That Salt on the Tongue to Say Mangrove
Translated from the Spanish by Jasmine V. Bailey (Carnegie Mellon University Press, paperback)
Publication Date: October 15, 2021
Publisher Marketing: Poems that engage with the landscape of mangrove forests.
Mangrove forests grow on coastlines, with root systems that hold them upright in the unstable grounds where land and water meet. That Salt on the Tongue to Say Mangrove draws on the in-between nature of these trees to explore spaces between—between a foot and the floor, a cup of coffee and its dish, a face and the shoulder of a couple on a motorbike. These are poems that dwell in the tidal movement between saying and what’s left unsaid.