Pedro Lastra

Pedro Lastra (Chile, 1932) is a poet, essayist, Professor Emeritus at SUNY Stony Brook, and Honorary Professor at the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos (Lima, Peru) and the Universidad de San Andrés (La Paz, Bolivia), as well as a member of the Academia Chilena de la Lengua. He is one of the most outstanding members of the "Generation of 1950" in Chile and Latin America. Among many other verse collections, he has published Traslado a la mañana (1959), Y éramos inmortales (1969), Cuaderno de la doble vida (1984), Transparencias (2014), several editions of Noticias del extranjero, and countless anthologies in Latin America and Spain. His Poesía completa (2016) was recently released in Chile. He received the Premio Pedro Henríquez Ureña from the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua for his work and its impact on the Latin American poem and essay.


  • Pedro Lastra
    We’ll talk about our youth, / we’ll talk later, dead or alive / with so much time on top of us, / with ghostly years that were not ours / and days that came from the sea and returned / to its profound...

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