Educator & Poet

Miguel Avero’s Aguas/Waters

translated by Jona Colson

"The waters are everything—the poems are what’s left after the sieve, the best and most succinct droplets of truth..."

Aguas/Waters is the first bilingual edition featuring the works of Uruguayan poet Miguel Avero. This collection was lovingly translated into English by Washington D.C. poet Jona Colson. Both the original Spanish and the translated English versions are produced in a two-page spread. This edition introduces Avero’s vibrant imagery to English-speaking audiences and highlights his poetry’s legacy of magical realism and rioplatense rhythms.

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Miguel Avero’s Aguas/Waters translated from the Spanish by Jona Colson
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Jona Colson

Educator & Poet

Jona Colson is an educator and poet. His poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Ploughshares, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. In addition to writing his own poetry, he also translates the Spanish language poetry of Miguel Avero from Montevideo, Uruguay.  Jona is currently a professor at Montgomery College in Maryland, where he teaches English as a Second Language. He lives in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C.

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