Anthology of 20th century Spanish poetry is the first voluminous selection of Spanish poetry in Latvian, comprising poems by 33 Spanish poets. Compiler, translator and the author of the afterword is Leons Briedis; the book includes translations also by Knuts Skujenieks and Egils Plaudis. Artist Ilmārs Blumbergs, especially for this book has created a series of drawings inspired by Spain and Spanish poetry.
„Spanish blood must be running through my veins, and this book is my belated declaration of love to Spanish culture. This love, the dream about Spanish culture started as early as in my adolescence and I am not disappointed with this dream up until now,” says Leons Briedis
Poetry is still the most beautiful and essential place for us, different nations, to meet and understand each other.Leons Briedis