Poetry. Asian American Studies. Winner of the 2007 Green Rose Prize. "In THE TRANSLATOR'S DIARY, where truth 'never survives its translation,' Jon Pineda composes a haunting elegy. His keen attention journeys through absence and presence, fragmentation and loss in memorable, riveting language."
"THE TRANSLATOR'S DIARY reminds us that one of poetry's necessary functions is translation—of literal experience and abstract emotion, the personal and shared. With beautiful formal precision, Pineda moves skillfully from couplets to sonnets to lyric sequence, carefully 'pressing syllables against the dark' in this timeless, poignant volume."
Author City: Norfolk, VA USA
Jon Pineda's first collection, Birthmark, was selected by Ralph Burns as winner of the 2003 Crab Orchard Award Series in Poetry Open Competition. The recipient of a Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, he teaches in the English Department at Old Dominion University and in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, with his wife, Amy, and their two children.
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