Originally published in Willow Springs 13

About Jorge Carrera Andrade

Jorge Carrera Andrade (1902-1978) has been recognized in Latin America as one of the most important poets of the twentieth century. He was born in Quito, Ecuador, and was a diplomat as well as a poet, essayist and journalist, and he encountered many literary communities as he served appointments in Peru, France, Japan, and the United States. The originality of Carrera Andrade’s poetics is rooted in his experiences abroad as well as in the rich culture and natural landscapes of Ecuador. His distinguished literary career comprises a wide range of work, including editing, translation, criticism, and poetry.


Jeanneth Arroyo was born in Quito, Ecuador. These translations were done in Linda Clifton’s writing class while Jeanneth was an exchange student at Ephrata High School in Ephrata, Washington.