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  • Mi padre murió con una cuchara de miel
  • Marjorie Agosín (bio)

Mi padre murióCon una cucharaDe miel en su bocaY no en ese año nuevoDe las cosas dulcesFue en julioCuando Israel otra vezEstaba en guerra.

Mi padre murió con dulzuraEn sus labios vencidosNo recordó la huida de susPadres por las estepas de OdesaNi las zanjas de Estonia dondeAún las voces de los judíos lloranEn los más pérfidos silencios. [End Page 70]

Marjorie Agosín

Marjorie Agosín grew up in Santiago Chile hearing the stories of her family who escaped the Holocaust as well as the pogroms. Agosín has documented her family's lives in two memoirs A Cross and a Star and Always from Somewhere Else. She is the author of Among the Angels of Memory, a collection of poetry dedicated to her great grandmother. The author of nearly twenty books as well as the recipient of important literary and Human Rights awards, Agosín is a professor of Spanish at Wellelsey College where she teaches courses on the literature of Latin American Jewish women and on human rights.



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