Poetry. This completely bilingual edition makes available in both Spanish and English a wide selection of poems by the essential Uruguayan poet Luis Bravo. The author of twelve books of poetry and multimedia poetry performances, Bravo is a kingpin of Uruguay's "Generation of '80," known for its iconoclastic search to reinvent what it saw as hidebound and defunct cultural models. Bravo's work and cultural experiments are influenced by jazz and rock, the Beats, psychedelia and surrealism. These poems, beautifully translated by Catherine Jagoe and Jesse Lee Kercheval, buzz with sound and explode with image, but are, at the same time, deeply human, exploring time, memory, dreams, death, and desire in ways that will forever change the way you see the world.
Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of eleven books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction including the poetry collection Cinema Muto (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Open Selection Award, and the story collection The Alice Stories (University of Nebraska Press), which won the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize. Her first story collection The Dogeater (University of Missouri Press) won the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction, and Space (Alonquin Books), her memoir about growing up near Cape Kennedy during the moon race, won the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She's also the translator of Javier Etchevarren's FABLE OF AN INCONSOLABLE MAN (Action Books, 2017).Author City: SOUTH BEND, IN USA