Miriam's Daughters
Jewish Latin American Women Poets 

edited by Marjorie Agosín




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This ground-breaking bilingual collection of work from a distinguished group of poets explores the rich mosaic of Jewish identity immersed in Latin American culture. Miriam’s Daughters raises questions about the impact of the Diaspora and the experience of post-Holocaust generations. Divided by theme the collection consists of four sections: Genealogies, Illuminations, The Texture of Memory, and Jerusalem.

Miriam’s Daughters gathers together such important literary figures as Ruth Behar, Cuba; Manuela Fingeret, Argentina; Angelina Muniz-Huberman, Mexico; Teresa Porczansky, Uraguay; Rosita Kalina, Costa Rica; Matilde Salgoniall and Alejandra Pizarnik, Argentina; Marta Kornblinth, Peru; and many others.

These poems blaze through lineage, heartbreak, geography and history, always affirming the power of language and life itself. They make me long for more. —Katie Singer, author of The Wholeness of a Broken Heart

Drink from the sweet waters of Miriam’s well—contributing Latina daughters, in proper corazon, sing to and savor the sacred reservoir that belongs to Miriam. —Dr. Isabelle Medina Sandoval, Anousi Poet and Professor

 The cover art is from a painting by celebrated artist Liliana Wilson.  who also created the art work on lluvia en el desierto/ Rain in the Desert

ALSO AVAILABLE by the same author:

1. Poems for Josefina
2. Mother, Speak To Us Of War / Madre, Háblanos De La Guerra
3.Invisible Dreamer: Memory, Judaism, and Human Rights



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