Código nautilo is a collection of poems by Nancy Bird, written during her travels between 2001 and 2018. Poems evoke the joys of nature, observation, travel, ordinary life in the Caribbean and Puerto Rican landscapes after Hurricane Maria. Código nautilo es una colección de poemas por Nancy Bird, escritos durante sus viajes entre el 2001 y el 2018. Dichos poemas evocan los encantos de la naturaleza, los viajes, la vida ordinaria en el Caribe y los paisajes de Puerto Rico después del Huracán Maria.
“There’s a teenager outside the studio with a gun to his head. He is threatening to shoot himself unless you interview him. He has a story that will make you believe there is no God,” they told Babudeep Roy. Innocence Lives in an Eyrie, set in the villages and metropolises across India, is a coming-of-age tale examining gender, identity, ambition, first love, friendship, and family obligations in a society mired in superstition and prejudice.
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane María ravaged our beloved Borikén. One year later, we remember the 2,975 lives lost during the longest blackout in U.S. history, and the federal and local negligence. We’re left on our own. Puerto Ricans on the island and the Diaspora, alongside allies from all communities, came together to reconstruct, rebuild, and reaffirm that Puerto Rico lives.
Puerto Rico Vive Anthology gives a glimpse of what it is to be Puerto Rican, despite of our crisis. This is a short, personal read for a long, collective recovery. These wonderful authors- Benjamín Milano Albino, Maribel V. Bird, Pedro Aponte Vázquez, Fernando E. E. Correa González, Taína Delamar, Juan Morales, Denise Rivera, María Elisa Terrón, Nancy Bird-Soto, and Hector Luis Alamo- reignite the Puerto Rican literary fire to help our beloved island. This bilingual anthology reminiscences on our history, seen through the authors’ own personal lenses. All-in-all, one message is clear: There is power in our humanity.