The Fire's Journey, Part II: Creation of Myself
Eunice Odio continues her epic poem on language and the fate of the poet with The Fire's Journey, Part II: Creation of Myself. Risking the entirety of existence in his quest to counter the forces of chaos, the poet-hero Ion assumes bodily form and enters the world to battle the Void, the emblem of darkness. Along the way, he's joined by Dedalus, the master labyrinth-builder who guides the poet on his travels and warns Ion of the trials ahead. A much-neglected masterpiece of 20th-century Latin American poetry, this is the second of four volumes of an English translation of The Fire's Journey, published by Tavern Books.
Creative Writing | Latin American Literature | Poetry
“With The Fire's Journey, Eunice Odio entered Parnassus beside Milton and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In Part II, polyphonic voices and dramatic dialogues channel the adventure of the stateless poet. We witness the birth of Ion and his shadow, the 'creation of myself.' How fortunate we are the poem will be published completely in English and, in addition, marvelously translated.” - Tania Pleitez
Ekiss, Keith; Ticas, Sonia P.; Espinoza, Mauricio; and Odio, Eunice, "The Fire's Journey, Part II: Creation of Myself" (2015). Linfield Authors Book Gallery. 58.