Alba announces and states the awakening. Poetry in Spanish
Alba by Xaviera Ringeling
Genre: Poetry in Spanish
Edited by El Ojo de la cultura (2019)
Alba announces and states the awakening. The awakening of a poetic voice cultivated for more than twenty years away from the public eye, the awakening of a basal trust that breaks ego’s bond, the awakening of a verse and storm identity. Alba is also fruit and reflection of our shared and painful humanity; the terrible-stunning beauty of being and ceasing to be at every moment.
In Alba the spirit discovers its intimate, inescapable belonging to a fleeting wilderness phoenix inexorably present in its exile. The poetic voice rebels against and plunges into cities only to meet itself and dissolve into the invisible love underneath everything, that hidden imperishable meaning of residing in the present.
As the first poetry book by Xaviera Ringeling, Alba represents only the initial opening, thus becoming a promise, a proclamation of what is coming.
Printed with 100% recycled paper
Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 21 cm
About the author: Xaviera Ringeling is a Chilean bilingual poet residing in London since 2012. Her poetry in Spanish was awarded the 2019 New Voices Prizeby the feminist publishing house Torremozas in Spain. Her first poetry book, Alba, was published in October 2019 by El Ojo de la Cultura, in the UK. She participated in the anthology Leyendo Poesía in London and her poetry in English has been published in the Greenwich Poetry Workshop Pamphlet: The Tide Turns and in the online magazine Perro Negro. She funded the poetic collective Poesía Pandemica Xaviera holds a BA in Philosophy from Universidad Católica de Chile and an MSc in Environmental Politics from UCL. She was born in Paraguay, lived in Ecuador and Bolivia as a child, and resided in New York and Boston during her studies.