South Pole/ Polo Sur
Poetry by Maria Teresa Ogliastri
Poems in Spanish and English
Translated by Yvette Neisser Moreno
and Patricia Bejarano Fisher
December 14, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the first known human presence at the South Pole - that of the Norwegian exploration party lead by Roald Amundsen. Not coincidentally it is also the publication date of South Pole / Polo Sur, this bilingual volume by Venezuelan poet Maria Teresa Ogliastri.
Unlike Amundsen's journey, the story South Pole tells is not about the arrival of a world-renowned explorer, but that of an "average man who treasured a dream of grandeur," the vision of a lifetime. ...
- Laurence Moffi