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Willis Barnstone is a literature in himself: poet, translator, interpreter, in one year he can range from Jesus to Sappho and Borges with calm authority and good humour. He re-translates the New Testament in a version Harold Bloom describes as âa superb act of restorationâ. Borges himself declared, âFour of the best things in America are Whitmanâs Leaves, Melvilleâs Whale, the sonnets of Barnstoneâs The Secret Reader, and my daily Corn Flakesâ¦â Mexico in My Heart is the essential Barnstone, drawing on fifteen collections, poetry from six decades of writing and from several continents. He went to Mexico at the age of fifteen and, gathering languages and literatures, has never stopped learning.