A Cage of Transparent Words (English and Spanish Edition)

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9780966435894: A Cage of Transparent Words (English and Spanish Edition)

This is the first full-length book of Alberto Blanco's poems presented bilingually in over ten years. Eight immensely talented translators (Judith Infante, Joan Lindgren, Elise Miller, Edgardo Moctezuma, Gustavo V. Segade, Anthony Seidman, John Oliver Simon, Kathleen Snodgrass)worked in perfect unison to bring the pages of this selected text together. Those unfamiliar with Blanco's work will be delighted at his amazement with things as he writes and how much he involves you in the spirit of the place, the person or the object with which he is having a pure association.

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Alberto Blanco was born in Mexico City in 1951. He has published more than twenty books, including collections of poetry, translations of other poets' works into Spanish, and children's books. His education spans a study of Philosophy at the University of Mexico, Mexico City; a Chemistry graduate with Honorable Mention from Universidad Ibero-Americana, Mexico City and he earned his Master's in Oriental Studies at the Colegio de México, Mexico City, in the area of Chinese Studies. He is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant where he residenced at the University of California, Irvine; a Grant for Creative Intellectuals and Artists from Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico; a Grant from Cultural Trust, established by the Rockefeller Foundation, Fundación Cultural Bancomer and FNCA, Mexico; and a Grant for Artistic Creators as full member of the Creators National System, Secretaria de Educación Pública and Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico. His awards include the Carlos Pellicer Poetry Prize, awarded by the National Institute of Fine Arts for his book Cromos, the José Fuentes Mares National Literary Prize, awarded by the autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez for his book Canto a la sombra de los animales, and an "IBBY Honor List" Diploma was awarded in Holland to his children's book También los insectos son perfectos, which was considered the best publication for children in Mexico between 1994 and 1996. The "Fideicomiso para la Cultura" gave a grant for the publication of the bilingual anthology of his poems, Dawn of the Senses, in City Lights, San Francisco, to Juvenal Acosta as its editor in 1994. A Prickly Pear Award was awarded by The Public Libraries System of El Paso, Texas for his book La sirena del desierto / The Desert Mermaid, voted most popular book for children in the area, 1995. A brief summary of his publications includes twelve books of poetry, a book of essays on the visual arts, two plaquettes, three portfolios, seven children's books, four illustrated books, nine volumes of poetry in translation, over five hundred publications in magazines, newspapers and literary supplements, and inclusion in thirty anthologies. He lives between Mexico City and San Diego with his wife Patricia Revah and their two children, Dana and Andrés.

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