Seven Against Thebes

By Antón Arrufat
Translated by Amanda T. Perry

Citizens, the time has come
for him to speak who watches over the homeland
without yielding his eyes to soft sleep
without listening to enemy voices
or surrendering to the memory of his own blood.


By Gerardo Fulleda León
Translated by David Lisenby

Good evening to you all! Today I want to tell you the tale of a boy. He was not a prince or a philosopher. But he could have been someone who passes by and then builds a tower that makes us raise our eyes in amazement.