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Bleeding Mud: The Testimonial Poetry Of Hurricane Mitch In Nicaragua, Erin S. Finzer Jan 2015

Bleeding Mud: The Testimonial Poetry Of Hurricane Mitch In Nicaragua, Erin S. Finzer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Beginning with Rubén Darío, Nicaragua has long prided itself in being a country of poets. During the Sandinista Revolution, popular poetry workshops dispatched by Minister of Culture Ernesto Cardenal taught peasants and soldiers to write poetry about everyday life and to use poetry as a way to work through trauma from the civil war. When Hurricane Mitch--one of the first superstorms that heralded climate change--brought extreme flooding to Nicaragua in 1998, poetry again served as a way for victims to process the devastation. Examining testimonial poetry from Hurricane Mitch, this article shows how the mud and despair of this environmental ...


English Translation Of Selection From Ojos Negros ('Black Eyes') By Eduardo Sguiglia, Erin S. Finzer Jan 2015

English Translation Of Selection From Ojos Negros ('Black Eyes') By Eduardo Sguiglia, Erin S. Finzer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This is an English translation of a pivotal segment of Eduardo Sguiglia's novel, Ojos negros ('Black Eyes').


Putting Environmental Injustice On The Map: Ecotestimonies From The Global South, Erin S. Finzer Jan 2015

Putting Environmental Injustice On The Map: Ecotestimonies From The Global South, Erin S. Finzer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This introductory essay to STTCL 39.2 discusses the importance of testimony as a flexible literary genre that can tell the stories of environmental injustice in the Global South, which is disproportionately affected by environmental violence and less represented in the growing global environmental movement.