Eunice is a Costa Rican poet and writer who spent almost all her life away
from the land of her birth.
Her poems are lush and flowing and leave images and impressions of life
and love rather than any indication of so-called realism.
She was born in 1919 in San José and published her first book of poems
in Guatamala in 1947. She lived in Guatamala, Mexico and the USA.
In Guatamala she lived for a time with her friend, Yolanda Oreamuno.
She died alone in 1974.
“I will inhabit you with larks and weeks
eternally dark and naked.”
From: Possession in the dream
Works available in English
The Fire's Journey, Part 1
Translated from the Spanish by Keith Ekiss with Sonia Ticas and Mauricio Espinoza
This is a translation of El tránsito de fuego, which many see as Eunice’s masterpiece. http://tavernbooks.com/books/26
The Renewal of the Vision (anthology)
Edited by Majorie Agosin
Contains: Creation, and an excerpt from In the Life and Death of Rosamel Del Valle
Open to the Sun (anthology)
Edited by Nora Jacquez Wieser
Contains: Listen to that Silence, Portraits of The heart
Modern Poetry in Translation (Series 3 No.1)
Contains: Ode to The Hudson
When New Flowers Bloomed: Short Stories by Women Writers from Costa Rica and Panama
Edited by Enrique Jaramillo Levi
Contains: The Vestige of the Butterfly (a story)
Works available online
Contains: Possession in the dream
Contains: The Husband Sings to His Love
Contains: Absence of Love
A brief biography