Intervenir/Intervene is a searing, tender, unflinching collaboration between two Mexican poets—Dolores Dorantes, who lived in Ciudad Juárez for 25 years and now has political asylum in Los Angeles, and Rodrigo Flores Sánchez, who lives in Mexico City.
Intervenir/Intervene asks questions no one should have to ask: in a climate of state-sponsored violence, what kinds of speech, writing, relation are possible? We are being intervened. How do we collaborate? How do we resist?
Translated by Jen Hofer, a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, bookmaker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary experimentation collaborative Antena.