Roque Dalton

“Don’t worry…I’ve cried over your father’s poems too. You’re not the only one,” said writer Taibo II to Roque’s son, Juan José Dalton   Tears have been shed over the life, the poetry, and the untimely death of Salvadoran journalist and one of Latin America’s most compelling poets, Roque Dalton. ​On this teleSUR special presentation, Los Nuestros: Roque Dalton, Mexican writer, novelist and political activist, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, takes a journey through El Salvador to pay tribute to this major literary figure, through the words of the poet’s children, his childhood friends, his compañeros in the social struggles, literary critics, and biographers. Roque Dalton was a new type of Latin American writer in, what was at the time, a dangerous and difficult profession.

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