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Author: Oscar Hahn

Óscar Hahn was a member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in 1971. He went into exile from his native Chile in 1974 after having been held in the Arica Prison following Pinochet's military coup the previous year. Hahn earned a doctorate from the University of Maryland in 1977. His book of poems, Mal de amor (Love Breaks), was banned by Chile's junta in 1981. For some thirty years he was a professor of Latin American literature at the University of Iowa, where he now holds emeritus status. Among the many international honors he has received are the Premio Latino de Nueva York, the Casa de las Américas Prize, Spain's Loewe Foundation Poetry Award, and the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Award. In 2012, Hahn won both Chile's National Prize for Literature and the gold medal from the Universidad de Chile for lifetime achievement in poetry. His ASHES IN LOVE (Host Publications, 2009) was selected as one of the notable books of 2009-2010 by the journal Poetry International. Hahn's poem "Hueso" ("Bone") is exhibited in Santiago's Museum of Memory and Human Rights, and "En una estación del Metro" ("In a Subway Station") is permanently displayed in the offices of the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona. In 2016, Hahn was honored along with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning poets Paul Muldoon and Yusef Komunyakaa at Colombia's International Festival of Literature. His latest collections include Apariciones profanas (Profane Apparitions), En un abrir y cerrar de ojos (In the Blink of an Eye), La primera oscuridad (The First Darkness), and Los espejos comunicantes (Communicating Mirrors). His works have been translated into English, Greek, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and two of Latin America's indigenous languages, Aymara and Quechua. Hahn's poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies worldwide in addition to being the subject of doctoral theses in the United States, Chile, and Spain.

Ashes in Love
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Ashes in Love

Host Publications

Poetry. Latin American Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by James Hoggard. ASHES IN LOVE is the first English-language edition of an extraordinary poetry collection from renowned Chilean poet Oscar Hahn. Hahn's work has been ha...

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The Butchers' Reincarnation : Visions of the Nuclear Age
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The Butchers' Reincarnation : Visions of the Nuclear Age

Dos Madres Press

Poetry. THE BUTCHER'S REINCARNATION, the most recent volume of poems by the Chilean master Óscar Hahn, is a selection of some of his most dystopian works on life in the nuclear age. The madness of war, the pathos of needless carnage, mankind's appar...

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