Jorge García-Granados – “Pandemia” (Pandemic)

Jorge Garcia-Granados - Pandemia

Jorge García-Granados, originally from Lima, Peru, is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia (Romance Languages). His primary research interests are Peruvian colonial theatre written in Quechua, and the portrayal of the trickster in the Spanish Golden Age. He has served as an Editorial Assistant for the Bulletin of the Comediantes since 2017, and is conducting his research under Dr. Elizabeth Wright’s direction. Jorge has written poetry in Spanish in the past. His daughter, Valeria, is a second-year student at Kenyon College. His son, Daniel, is a senior at Clarke Central High School. This poem in Spanish, “Pandemia” (Pandemic), reflects on two images. The first one is the profound bond between the poem’s speaker and his grandmother. The second one is the sense of vulnerability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in a parent that is supposed to be a caregiver. A translation by Valeria García-Pozo (Kenyon ‘23) is provided.

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