The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca has introduced generations of American readers to mesmerizing poetry since 1955. Lorca (1898-1937) is admired all over the world for the lyricism, immediacy and clarity of his poetry, as well as for his ability to encompass techniques of the Symbolist movement with deeper psychological shadings. But Lorca's poems are, most of all, admired for their beauty. Undercurrents of his major influences-Spanish folk traditions from his native Andalusia and Granada, gypsy ballads, and his friends the surrealists Salavador Dali and Luis Bunuel-stream through Lorca's work. Poets represented here as translators are as diverse as Stephen Spender, Langston Hughes, Ben Belitt, William Jay Smith and W.S. Merwin.