100 Refutations: Day 37

Monday Song

You smoke, you fit in the ashtray too

You contemplate, turned off
by the fire
your home;

And you watch man
betraying man
of another day
without morning.

(The betrayal,
the one hand
washing the other

as both
the face)


“Coatepeque,” performed by Ricardo Cabrera Martínez. 


Vicente Acosta

Vicente Acosta (1867-1908) was a Salvadoran poet, professor, and politician. He was widely published in Salvadoran journals and magazines, and in 1904 founded La Quincena, a journal of scientific and cultural studies.

Lina M. Ferreira C.-V.

Lina M. Ferreira C.-V. earned MFAs in creative nonfiction writing and literary translation from The University of Iowa. She is the author of Drown Sever Sing from Anomalous Press and Don’t Come Back from Mad River Books, as well as editor, with Sarah Viren, of the forthcoming anthology Essaying the Americas. Her fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation work has been featured in journals including Bellingham ReviewChicago ReviewFourth GenreBrevityPoets & Writers, and The Sunday Rumpus, among others. She won Best of the Net and Iron Horse Review’s Discovered Voices Award, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and is a Rona Jaffe fellow. She moved from Colombia to China to Columbus, Ohio to Richmond, Virginia, where she works as an assistant professor for Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit www.linawritesessays.com.

English translation copyright (c) Lina M. Ferreira C.-V., 2018.