An Angel Speaks | Homero Aridjis

On Tuesday April 14th, and in conjunction with the Mexican Embassy, the Swedenborg Society will be launching a new volume of poetry by the great Mexican poet Homero Aridjis. The book is entitled An Angel Speaks and is drawn from a reading that Homero gave to the Society in the summer of 2012—a specially tailored selection of poems covering the entire span of his literary career.

9780854481811An Angel Speaks is also the first volume of poetry to be published by the Swedenborg Society and, fittingly, the book features a stellar introductory essay on Homero’s work by the Nobel Prize winning writer J M G Le Clézio.

Homero will be in attendance during the evening, alongside the Mexican Ambassador Diego Gómez Pickering. Mexico is the theme country for the London Book Fair this year and the launch of An Angel Speaks promises to be a significant evening as well as a celebratory one. Homero is also to be the Society’s President for 2015, so this is a great and rare opportunity to meet him in person.

The Ambassador will be here for 5.30pm so please do arrive early. There will be Mexican food, wine (some tequila) and some music and admission is free. RSVP to


For long-standing visitors to the Society, the 14th will also mark another important date in the Society’s calendar. Eoin McMahon, our resident Property Manager, and his wife Patricia McMahon will be retiring shortly afterwards. Eoin and Patricia have been key members of staff for the Society for over 26 years. They have also organized the food and wine at almost all of the events during this period. Eoin has a new transatlantic job to keep him busy, and they will be greatly missed. Happily both will be off-duty on the night, to enjoy the wine and food, so please do come along and wish them a fond farewell.


This photograph of Eoin is by our former artist in residence Madeleine Waller and is contained in her book Madeleine Waller: Portraits published by the Swedenborg Society. © Madeleine Waller, 2011

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