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Poems that question the Spanish language and the author’s personal geographies within and beyond Venezuela and Argentina.
Part of the South American Series, Senal.
TEXTOS POR FUERA / OUTSIDE TEXTS is a collection of poems that question themselves, the Spanish language, the poetic self, and the author’s personal geographies within and beyond Venezuela and Argentina. Animating the texts in this book is the experience of exile and migration in response to a collapsing nation and its dramatic, ongoing crisis. These poems seek spaces to exist outside (and within) the everyday self and beyond the poem as a fixed creation.
Parra is an American poet and translator who was born in Cambridge, MA in 1970. His translations include The Conspiracy, by Israel Center (Phoneme Media, 2017), Selected Works by Jose Antonio Ramos Sucre, (Noemi Press, 2016), and Air on the Air, Selected Poems of Juan Sanchez Pealed, (Black Square Editions, 2016). His own work is published in Phantasmal Repeats (Petrichord Books, 2009) and Caracas Notebook (act Gist Press, 2006).
Eleonora Requena studied Letras at the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and participated in the writing workshops of the Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos in the 1990s. Her books of poetry include Sed (Eclepsidra), Mandados (La Liebre Libre), winner of the Premio de la V Bienal Latinoamericana de Poesía José Rafael Pocaterra, Es de día (El Pez Soluble), La Noche y sus agüeros (El Pez Soluble), Ética del aire (Bid & Co. Editor), and Textos por fuera (El Taller Blanco). Her work has been included in various anthologies in Venezuela and Latin America. Requena now lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.