Poet: Martha Asunción Alonso
Translator: Robin Munby
choking, little by little
A poem by Martha Asunción Alonso, translated from Spanish by Robin Munby
Martha Asunción Alonso is a poet, translator, teacher and feminist from Madrid. Her poetry collections include Archipiélaga. Antología personal (2019, UNAH), Balkánica (2018, Torremozas) and Wendy (2015, Pre-textos). Her translation into Spanish of Maryse Condé’s Moi, Tituba sorcière…Noire de Salem was published earlier this year by Editorial Impedimenta.
Robin Munby is a literary translator from Liverpool and based in Madrid. His translations have appeared in publications including Asymptote, Wasafiri, Apofenie, World Literature Today and The Glasgow Review of Books. He works primarily from Spanish, Russian and Asturian into English.
This poem is excerpted from the collection Wendy by Martha Asunción Alonso, translated by Robin Munby