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Reading with Jesse Lee Kercheval and Silvia Guerra

Conversation with Jesse Lee and Silvia - 4-5p

Reading with Jesse Lee Kercheval and Silvia Guerra - Tuesday October 30th, at 8pm (Faculty Club - IMU)


Silvia Guerra was born in 1961 in Maldonado, Uruguay. Her books include Un mar en madrugado (Hilos Editora, Buenos Aires, 2018), Pulso (Amargod ediciones, Madrid, 2011), and Estampas de un tapiz (Plaquette, Pen Press, New York, 2006). She is also the author of Todo comienzo lugar, co-edited with the Cuban poet José Kozer (Editorial Casa Vacía, RichmondVirginia, 2016) and Fuera del relato (Bassarai, Spain, 2007), a fictionalized biography of Lautréamont. From 2009-2011, she was the co-editor of the seminal Uruguayan poetry press La Flauta Mágica. In 2012 she was awarded the Morosoli Prize in Poetry for her career. 

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of fourteen books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction including the poetry collection America that island off the coast of France, which won The Dorset Prize and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. Her other books include Cinema Muto, winner of a Crab Orchard Award; The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize; and the memoir Space, winner of an Alex Award from the American Library Association. She is also a translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry. Her translations include The Invisible Bridge: Selected Poems of Circe Maia and Fable of an Inconsolable Man, by Javier Etchevarren. She is also the editor of América invertida: an anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets and Earth, Water and Sky: A Bilingual Anthology of Environmental Poetry. She is the Zona Gale Professor of Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directors the Program in Creative Writing.


Tuesday October 30, 2018 04:00 PM
Tuesday October 30, 2018 09:00 PM
Faculty Club - IMU
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