Toward the Splendid City

Marjorie Agosín


Bilingual edition

1995 Latino Literature Prize

translated by Richard Schaaf

In this bilingual collection of poetry, Marjorie Agosín focuses on the great cities of the world and the grief they have suffered as a result of war and other atrocities. With spare verse, she paints haunting and memorable images of our world and allows us to see that at the core of each of these cities is something human.

“Marjorie Agosín proves the power of the word to transport us to the center of her humane and human vision.” —Julia Álvarez, author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents.