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Priscilla Solis Ybarra

Priscilla Solis Ybarra is a writer and a professor at the University of North Texas, and she enjoys walking around.

Wondering Around

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Pablo Neruda’s poem “Walking Around.” Neruda begins: “Sucede que me canso de ser hombre.” This gets translated to English by Robert Bly as “It so happens I am sick of being a man.” I feel for the enormity of Bly’s task. For me, the English cannot capture all that I hear.

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The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2023

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