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Milonga Café Pacífico

All across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away our ability to safely gather at milongas, marathons, and festivals to dance together. While I, like so many of us, grieve this (hopefully temporary) loss of this central piece of tango culture, thanks to modern technology we do have ways to stay connected and continue … Continue reading

¿Vendrás alguna vez? (1938)

Will You Ever Come? lyrics by Luis César Amadori
 music by Alfredo Malerba If only you knew how lonely I am surrounded by so many other people! If only you knew how dismal I feel as the rest of them are laughing like crazy… I have it all and yet it seems to me that … Continue reading

Nada más que un corazón (1944)

Nothing More Than a Heart lyrics by Carlos Bahr Nothing more than your affection is what I desire. It is the miracle that I demand of life, as the reward for all my wounds. Nothing more than your affection is what I desire, since I’ve never yearned for a fate better than winning the joy of … Continue reading

Returning to Translations Soon, New Tanda Blog!

Hello all, I’ve been busy in the last few months—I’m applying for MFA programs in Creative Writing next fall. I will post some new translations soon, I have a queue of requests that has been steadily backing up since August. I also have news! Inspired by Tanda of the Week, I have launched a new … Continue reading

Revision Time!

“I have rewritten—often several times—every word I have ever written. My pencils outlast their erasers.” Vladimir Nabokov “This morning I took out a comma, and this afternoon I put it back again.” Oscar Wilde A few weeks ago I received a very courteous email from Al Daigen, a professional translator in Canada. He respectfully pointed … Continue reading

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