Undiscovered Pablo Neruda Poems on Kickstarter

By Dianna Dilworth 

Nonprofit publisher Copper Canyon Press is trying to raise $50,000 to finance a book of previously unseen and unpublished poems written by iconic Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.

Archivists discovered the new works last year among Neruda’s notebooks and scraps of paper. Here is more about the project from its Kickstarter page:

Pablo Neruda’s estate has now entrusted Copper Canyon Press to bring these lost poems to a North American audience for the first time, and we are thrilled to be able to bring this literary treasure to you. Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda will be translated by award-winning translator and poet Forrest Gander and is slated for release in spring 2016. As a nonprofit publisher we need your help to produce a beautiful book of this historic collection.