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Author: Kent Johnson and Roberto Echavarren, Editor

Kent Johnson grew up in Uruguay and worked during the 1980s as a literacy teacher in rural regions of Nicaragua during the Sandinista Revolution. He is author, editor, or translator of twenty-some books and chapbooks, including three collections of poetry recently published abroad in translation. Translated into a dozen languages and appearing in more than twenty countries, his work has been selected for awards from Pushcart, the Illinois Arts Council, PEN, and The National Endowment for the Arts. In 2004, he was named State Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Community College Board. He lives in Freeport, Illinois. Roberto Echavarren is a Uruguayan poet, novelist and essayist. In 2009, he won the Nancy Bacelo Prize, and in 2007, he won the Ministry of Culture Prize, both for poetry. He has translated works by Friedrich Nietzsche, William Shakespeare, John Ashbery, Wallace Stevens, Marina Tsvet ieva, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Haroldo de Campos, among others.

Hotel Lautreamont: Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay
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Hotel Lautreamont: Contemporary Poetry from Uruguay

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Named in homage to Isidore Ducasse, the Uruguayan-French poet who wrote Maldoror under the name Comte de Lautréamont, and with a knowing nod to John Ashbery's book of the same title, this is the firs...

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