Our name, Persigo Press, is taken from the first line of a sonnet by the great Nicaraguan poet, Rubén Darío that describes the writer’s constant challenge to find the precise word, the exact form that will convey the writer’s intention. The poem begins: “Yo
persigo una forma que no enceuntra mi estilo,” (I pursue (or seek) a form that eludes my style). It ends with the image of a swan’s neck curved into a question mark: “Y el cuello del gran cisne blanco que me interroga,” (and the neck of the great white swan that questions me.). We take our swan icon from this last line. You can read the complete poem here in a translation by William Ruleman.


We will publish our submissions guidelines in fall 2020 when we plan to begin accepting submissions.