Because I want to see the sea

Rosalía De Castro, Rhi Johnson
Publication Date
2021
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In the description of the book, you can read the following: “In this anthology, Rosalía de Castro speaks to our lonelinesses, to our longing for connection in an increasingly disconnected world, to the solace found in rootedness, to the writing of our desires onto the natural world, to climate change. Though she is a nineteenth-century poet, from a little-known corner of the world, her words reverberate into the present. The ocean, the rivers, and the loves and the loss that Castro speaks to, that I share here, offer, I hope, a solace, an exaltation in the connection between the human and the environmental, even when the connection is rooted in sorrow. They are a balm, a reminder of the power in care. This anthology is for now; it is for a world being ravaged by climate change and shadowed by authoritarianism; it is for us who root ourselves in the crumbling soil to hold it and ourselves together.”