Ana Gorría is the author of Nostalgia en su acción (Saltadera, 2016, with drawings by Marta Azparren), Araña, and several chapbooks, including Clepsidra and La soledad de las formas. Her work has been translated into French, German, and other languages, and has been featured in several anthologies, most recently in Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century (Shearsman Books, 2013. Sky under Construction, a full-length selection translated by Yvette Siegert, is forthcoming from Alice James Books. An educator, translator and scholar, Gorría has a doctorate in Hispanic philology from the Complutense University. She lives in Madrid.
As you hold your breath, like a watchman waiting for sunrise. Let’s replace immediacy with a swift cataclysm, replace