"My language," from Poems for June, by Yorlady Ruíz López (trans. by Emily Paskevics)

This week for Translation Tuesday, we're rereading Emily Paskevics' translation of a poem by Colombian poet Yorlady Ruíz López. The piece is from the collection, Poems for June, which won Colombia’s National Poetry Award at the XII Poetry Festival of Medellin in 2002.

To read more contemporary literature in translation, follow us on Facebook and keep an eye out for Contemporary Works in Translation: A Multilingual Anthology (Vol II) this winter. In the meantime, check out Vol I, available in both print and digital formats on our website.

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