In a Few Words/En pocas palabras by José Antonio Burciaga

Issue #72
Spring 1997

Gary Soto recommends
In a Few Words/En pocas palabras, poems and translations by José Antonio Burciaga: “Burciaga has gathered
dichos-pithy sayings and proverbs-that reveal the folk wisdom of rural peasants. These are deft translations, as wise as the originals, as in
‘Si cada pendejo trajera palo, faltaría leña’: ‘If every fool carried a stick, firewood would be scarce. We nod our heads, and agree.’ ” (Mercury)