"Carmen Rodriguez writes from and about exile - a displacement terrifyingly common to the past several decade, particularly for Latin Americans. But these are poems that speak to us all. For exile is more than a condition of place, of landscape. If injustice of any kind estranges us from our bodies and our hopes, we suffer a kind of exile. Carmen's poems help bring us back to ourselves."- Margaret Randall
About the author
Carmen Rodríguez was born in Chile and came to Canada following the military coup of 1973. Making her home in Vancouver, Rodríguez works as a writer, educator and journalist. Her publications to date include a collection of poetry, Guerra Prolongada / Protracted War, and a collection of short stories, De cuerpo entero / and a body to remember with, which was nominated for the city of Vancouver Book Award (1998) and received honourable mention in the City of Santiago Literary Awards for the Spanish version (1998). Her work is the subject of numerous critical studies and is used widely in college and university courses related to Latin American and Canadian literatures.