Welcome to Penumbra!


Our name Penumbra comes from Federico García Lorca’s “Oda a Salvador Dalí,” featured in the following stanza:

“Marineros que ignoran el vino y la penumbra,
decapitan sirenas en los mares de plomo.
La Noche, negra estatua de la prudencia, tiene
el espejo redondo de la luna en su mano.”

Here you can access the full text of the poem’s original manuscript:

And for our English readers:


In honor of our international staff and readership, here is Gertrude Stein reading her poem, “If I Had Told Him a Completed Copy of Picasso”


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