Poetry. Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Jacob Steinberg. Bilingual Edition. This is the second book in a series of the complete works of Cecilia Pavón that Scrambler will publish over the next several years. LICORICE CANDIES collects short stories and poems written during the author's most experimental and frenzied phase. The backdrop shifts from barren plazas in Buenos Aires to basement parties in Berlin. "I wished that, by continually moving horizontally, in a straight line, my body would touch Germany... that you could reach Berlin from Buenos Aires in a second without any planes; that all the coolest cities in the world were each a continuation of the next: Lima, Buenos Aires, Berlin." The medium through which these desires manifest is the Internet. The Internet—a ubiquitous force that becomes the notebook for the author's poetry: typo-ridden love letters; the grammarless confessions of a polyglot; a geography that bends to the author's will, making everything closer, more intimate.
Cecilia Pavón was born in Mendoza, Argentina, in 1973. She has lived in Buenos Aires since 1992. She holds a BA in Literature from the University of Buenos Aires. In 2012, she published her collected poetry in Un hotel con mi nombre, published in English as A HOTEL WITH MY NAME (Scrambler, 2015). LICORICE CANDIES, the second book in a series of the complete works of Cecilia Pavón, was published by Scrambler Books in 2016. Her other publications include 27 poemas con nombres de persona (2010), the ebook Once Sur (2012), the short story collection Los sueños no tienen copyright (2010) and Pequeño recuento sobre mis faltas (2015).Author City: BUENOS AIRES ARG
Jacob Steinberg was born in Stony Brook, New York, in 1989. He has published the full-length poetry collections Magulladón (2012), Ante ti se arrodilla mi silencio (2013), and BEFORE YOU KNEELS MY SILENCE (Scrambler Books, 2014). As a translator he has worked with Cecilia Pavón, CAConrad, and Mario Bellatin, among others. He currently lives in New York. Author City: USA