Award-winning poet, translator and academic, Jaume Subirana is one of Catalonia's most treasured poets, winning some of its most prestigious prizes for his poetry and essays. In an eloquent translation from accomplished poet and translator Christopher Whyte, The Silent Letter showcases Subirana's sharp observations, delicate eye for detail, stunningly beautiful images, and poignant suspension of the moment.
“Subirana’s singular poetry expresses both the enigma and the perplexity it can provoke within the patient observer of landscape. He is enchanted by the triviality of the self before the grandiosity of the surroundings, bringing form to this through an austere, timeless poetry.”—Enric Umbert-Rexach, El Nacional
“Subirana plays with surprise, a game he is particularly good at when working with maximum brevity in his poetry.”—Gerard E. Mur, El Nuvol
“Subirana is ever faithful to his poetry, bringing it to lifetime and again. His work is serene, excellent, full of echoes of literary standing and precise creativity. His is a mature, important poetry. Bravo.”—Jordi Galves, La Vanguardia