Shelter from the Storm
Written by: Benjamin Prado
Translated by: Gordon E. McNeer
This collection of poetry from celebrated Spanish poet Benjamín Prado has been translated into English by Gordon E. McNeer. Both Spanish and English versions of the poems are included in this book which is a must for any lover of the Spanish language, poetry, or Bob Dylan.
“All of Benjamín Prado’s poems are a step forward and, above all, a step within; they are combative, moving, accessible; they touch a nerve that touches all of us, and they are unanimously confessional because they are at the same time his autobiography and our own. And there is- besides- their tone and their rhythm and their beat and their music . . . In these times of confusion in which so many poems seem either hieroglyphics or letters to the editor, the poetry of Benjamín Prado offers a shoulder to cry on, lips to kiss and a mirror in which to see ourselves. Try to read them without being moved and you’ll see that you can’t do it.”