Lidia Torres

Puerto Rican poet and translator Lidia Torres was born in New York City and earned a BA at Hunter College and an MFA at New York University. In her free verse poetry, Torres often explores the body as a site of change, bearing markers of both diminishment and desire. The Poetry Society of America chose the title poem of her debut collection, A Weakness for Boleros (2005), for its Poetry in Motion program. Her work has also been included in the anthology The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (2007, edited by Francisco Aragón). Torres cotranslated, with poet Jack Agüeros, Come, Come, My Boiling Blood: The Complete Poems of José Martí (2007). She is the recipient of a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and lives in New York City.

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Puerto Rican poet and translator Lidia Torres was born in New York City and earned a BA at Hunter College and an MFA at New York University. In her free verse poetry, Torres often explores the body as a site of change, bearing markers of both diminishment and desire. The Poetry Society of America chose the title poem of her debut collection, A Weakness for Boleros (2005), for its Poetry in Motion program. Her work has also been . . .

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