Numero Cinco


Numero Cinco

Mexican Lit

Numero Cinco means Number Five in Spanish, and it seems appropriate to give that name to our ongoing Mexican literature series. The series already exists in all but name, but we were waiting until we had a certain momentum going forward. Brendan Riley, an indefatigable translator, started us off with a translation of some early 20th century Mexican broadsheet extravaganzas. He also brought in two translations of work by the young Mexican novelist Julián Herbert. Then Dylan Brennan, an Irishman living in Mexico, came on the scene, and since then we’ve had some lovely translations and interviews. And this is not to forget the contributions of our indefatigable translations editor Ben Woodard. Besides Herbert, we’ve featured work by Javier Taboada, Salvador Díaz Mirón, Óscar Oliva, Mónica Lavín and Zazil Alaíde Collins. More to follow.


Numero Cinco | The True, the Terrible, and the Shocking! Early 20th Century Mexican Broadsheet Art

Numero Cinco | Mama Leukemia: Novel Excerpt | Julián Herbert

Numero Cinco | Aspirin: Fiction — Julián Herbert

Numero Cinco | Apothecary Poems & Interview: Javier Taboada

Numero Cinco | Poems by Nezahualcóyótl and Salvador Díaz Mirón

Numero Cinco | Safe Journey Home: Óscar Oliva Poems & Commentary

Numero Cinco | The Deserts and the Seas: Zazil Alaíde Collins | Poems

Numero Cinco | Happiness: Two Stories — Mónica Lavín

Numero Cinco | Maracuyá: Fiction — Agustín Cadena

Numero Cinco | Poems by Elsa Cross Plus Interview with Translator Anamaría Crowe Serrano

Numero Cinco | Juan Rulfo’s Translator Douglas J. Weatherford Talks with Dylan Brennan

Numero Cinco | Please Insert Coin | Verse Excerpt — Ricardo Cázares