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Sofia: Poems

Joan Logghe
Translated by Claire Joysmith
Translated by Arturo Salinas

Among the Spanish people who settled New Mexico four centuries ago were Jews forced into exile during the Inquisition. This series of thirty poems reveals the life of one of these crypto Jews, a Hispanic woman with a Sephardic background. Drawing on the stories and lives of actual women as well as on the author's own life in the EspaƱola Valley, these poems, written in English and translated into Spanish, are presented bilingually in this powerful book.


Joan Logghe, 2010-2012 City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate, has won a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry and is the author of seven previous books of poems. Logghe lives in La Puebla, New Mexico.

Published By La Alameda Press

6 x 8 in. 109 pages