Cesar Vallejo is one the greatest Spanish-language poets of the 20th century, his monument being the book-length sequence
"Trilce" (a translation of which is published simultaneously with this volume). After the publication of "Trilce", he published
numerous essays and a didactic novel, but did not collect any of his subsequent poems for book publication. Since his death,
these poems have usually been referred to as the Posthumous Poems or, collectively, as the "Poemas Humanos" after the title
of one of the posthumous collections. This volume brings together all of the post-"Trilce" work that has been identified by
the latest scholarship and included in the most recent Peruvian edition of the author's works. The Spanish texts have benefited
from a number of corrections, as compared to previous publications, and the poems are presented chronologically - in so as
far as the chronology can be ascertained. The book offers the most complete version yet of this magnificent body of work.
The translations are by the award-winning Irish poet-translator, Michael Smith, and the Peruvian scholar Valentino Gianuzzi.