Carlos Martínez Rivas -- Cockroaches. Sick Fly 21.
Selected and translated with an afterword by Roger Hickin
General information: c.6"/150mm wide x 300mm/12" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Recycled Cairn Almond stiff card covers; front cover design embossed in black. 100% recycled, acid-free text paper; 30gsm handmade Nepalese Lokta burnt red endpapers. 20 pages.
23 numbered/signed copies
These copies are signed by the translator
Celebrated throughout the Hispanic world, but still almost unknown to English readers, Carlos Martínez
Rivas (1924-98) was a passionate and linguistically brilliant Nicaraguan poet who raised a ‘solitary insurrection’ against society’s oppressive orthodoxies and hypocrisies. Wary of success and its baggage, Rivas rarely published his work, with only two collections published in his lifetime.
Roger Hickin lives and writes in New Zealand. His
translations of Latin American poets include Like water for days of thirst, selected poems of Blanca Castellón
(Nicaragua) & Threnody for Joaquín Pasos & other poems by Carlos Martínez Rivas, both published in 2016 by Cold Hub Press (New Zealand).