La historia es un cuarto/History is a Room is a full-length anthology of Shara McCallum’s poems, translated into Spanish and introduced by Adalber Salas Hernández. The collection features work drawn from McCallum’s six books of poetry to date and was published by Mantis Editores in Mexico in 2021.
McCallum’s poems have also been translated into and published in Italian, French, Romanian, Turkish, and Dutch.
Listen to McCallum and translator Adalber Salas Hernández reading poems from La historia es un cuarto and Salas Hernández discussing the book on the internet radio show, La Maja Desnuda, with host Nidia Hernández.
Read sample poems from La historia es un cuarto:
“Pasaje” tr. by Adalber Salas Hernández, Periódico Poesía (Mexico, October 4, 2021).
“Ahora comienza la guitarra” tr. by Adalber Salas Hernández, Periódico Poesía (Mexico, April 13, 2020).