Ernesto Cardenal

Poet-Priest Ernesto Cardenal was born in Granada, Nicaragua January 20, 1925. Revolutionary activist, disciple of Thomas Merton, founder of the contemplative commune Our Lady of Solentiname, and Minister of Culture. Great poet of Nicaragua and the Globe, we remember…

Editor Jonathan Cohen has gathered a powerful New and Selected Poems entitled Pluriverse published by New Directions and with a foreward by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The collection includes work from 1949 to 2005, and poems range from the particular and local, “Managua 6:30 p.m.” to the cosmological. “Star Dust,” the last poem in the book, reminds us “our flesh and our bones come from other stars/ and perhaps even from other galaxies, / we are universal…”

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