Poet, Activist Ernesto Cardenal Explores Cosmos, Humanity in Verse

BY Tom LeGro  August 30, 2011 at 8:40 PM EST

Ernesto Cardenal, one of Latin America’s most renowned, but also controversial, poets and political activists, has shifted his recent work to reflect on humanity’s connection to nature and relationship to the universe. Ray Suarez speaks with the poet about his life and writing.

Read the full transcript here.