Poetry. Latino/ Latina Studies. Over the course of centuries, Andalusian Gypsies developed canto jondo, deep song, an art that grew out of the experience of exile and marginalization. The striking imagery and emotional purity of cante lyrics were inspiration for Federico Garcia Lorca and his generation of Spanish poets. Like American blues, cante is a brilliant cultural legacy long kept aflame by unlettered geniuses. This volume brings together a bilingual sampling of lyrics and brief remarks about them by notable flamenco aficionados. Translated and selected by Will Kirkland.