Mónica de la Torre
With dark humor, de la Torre’s poems explore our constructions of identity and trajectory. Her poetry collections include Public Domain (2008), Talk Shows (2007), and Acúfenos (2006). With artist Terence Gower, she co-authored the art book Appendices, Illustrations and Notes (1999). She contributed to Predictions (2009), a study of indeterminacy, and to the conceptual critical work Laureana Toledo: The Limit (2008).
De la Torre co-edited, with Michael Wiegers, the bilingual anthology Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (2002). Her translations from Spanish include Lila Zemborain’s Mauve Sea-Orchids (2007, co-translated with Rosa Alcalá) and Poems by Gerardo Deniz (2000), which she also edited.
De la Torre’s honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. She has edited BOMB Magazine and the Brooklyn Rail. She lives in Brooklyn.