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The Black Heralds

The Black Heralds


by César Vallejo

The Black Heralds Resources


Pardon my Spanish!

Here's a link to the poem (and other Vallejo poems) in the original Spanish.

Tell Us About Yourself…

Check out this brief biography of the poet.


Dance It Out

Here's a version of the poem set to tango music.


Check out this nautical take on the poem.

Happy Google to You!

Google celebrated Vallejo's birthday with a picture of him on their site.


The Translator Speaks

Check out this video of Vallejo's translator to English, Clayton Eshleman. ("The Black Heralds" starts around 8:15.)

The Original Spanish

Here's a version of the poem being read in Spanish.


Genius at Work

Vallejo sitting on a park bench, like ya do.

Thinking Vallejo

This is one of the most famous (and only) images of Vallejo.


Scope out the first edition of the book in which "The Black Heralds" was published.

Ready for His Close-Up

It's Atilla the Hun!

Run for Your Life

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in all their destructive glory.

Articles and Interviews

Chillin' with César

This interview with Vallejo is supposedly the only one in existence.

Two Thumbs Up!

A review of Clayton Eshelman's translation of Vallejo's work.


Mine, All Mine

All of Vallejo's poetry in one place.

The Early Bird

Here's The Black Heralds with some other, early poems.

For Show-offs Only

Get it in Spanish!

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