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  • Someone Let Go of My Hand
  • Marjorie Agosín (bio) and Laura Nakazawa

The day you diedSomeone let goOf my handAnd let me fall into the abyssSomeone assaulted my faithNo one was next to meLike an orphaned child I wantedTo find the vertigo of emptinessI did not want to have a history orA beginningBecause when you were not thereYou left me without myselfI fell into the precipice of that nightWhere death offered neither comfort nor refuge. [End Page 77]

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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Additional Information

ISSN
1558-9552
Print ISSN
1046-8358
Pages
p. 77
Launched on MUSE
2009-03-26
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2012
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