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Zurita and Cormac: The Story of Our American, Sentimental Education September 24, 2013: Now as I’ve started writing there is a persistent light rain falling, known as the chipi-chipi, under the stone arches and on the black slab and large avocado from a Mexican garden, sitting on the [...] by

Once Is Enough: Zurita Paints the Entire Sea from a Drop of Dye September 19, 2013: Like a tree with hundreds of branches and thousands of leaves that comes from a tiny seed and through overuse becomes The Example, we can’t avoid amazement when we find something that is numerous [...] by

A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots: On Zurita and Memory September 16, 2013: The expression “genio y figura hasta la sepultura,” in Spanish (here translated as “a leopard never changes its spots,” and equivalent to the expression “genius and character from cradle to [...] by

From a ‘Corrido’ to Pink Floyd: Zurita’s ‘Kurosawa 356′ September 9, 2013: Zurita came back from a trip to Vienna, where he read and visited Erick Hackel (the marvelous Viennese novelist who has depicted the violence of Latin American dictatorships like few Latinos have) [...] by

Zurita and the Snowman September 3, 2013: Late last night, on the phone, a dear friend told me “a poem is something produced through the poet.” Each of us hung up, in our distant cities, with this idea in mind. She said she called to [...] by

PEN Announces 2013 Translation Fund Winners July 23, 2013: For the tenth year PEN’s Translation Fund has selected a handful of its Advisory Board’s favorite works for funding. Per their site: This year, as in the past, the PEN/Heim Translation [...] by

New Directions Leads Us to Nicanor Parra’s Antipoesía. . . March 21, 2013: Happy World Poetry Day! So says New Directions: “Perhaps today is the day you finally put pen to paper. And if you need encouragement, look no further than Chilean poet Nicanor Parra’s [...] by

Live Video of the Writing of Raúl Zurita’s Poem ‘La Vida Nueva’ in NYC Sky January 2, 2013: Oh, we like this very much, and so will you. In Spanish, a live video documentation of the writing of Raúl Zurita’s poem ‘La Vida Nueva’ in New York City’s sky! More: This is [...] by

Whatchu Reading…? April 25, 2011:   The MFA writing workshop is only part critical feedback, and those enrolled in the Rutgers-Newark program know that I’m big on citizenship–on reading poetry books and reporting back [...] by