Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Bret Alan Sanders. Dazzling, insightful, and direct, AWAITING THE GREEN MORNING takes the reader on a voyage to an unexpected world. Its four distinct sections offer reflections on mythical creatures, the delights of domesticity, the pain of exile, and the forgotten lands of the dispossessed. In Maria Rosa Lojo's richly evocative prose poems, space and time are compressed, and the exotic and the familiar become one: vampires are as delicate as spiders' webs, and everyday objects become a source of wonder and surprise.
Maria Rosa Lojo was born in 1954 in Buenos Aires, the daughter of exiled Spaniards. She holds a PhD from the University of Buenos Aires, and has been a lecturer and visiting professor at a number of universities in Argentina and around the world. She does literary research for CONICET, the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, and acts as a juror on both national and international writing competitions. Her published work in Spanish includes the novels La pasion de los nomades (1994), Las Libres del Sur (2004), and Finisterre (2005), and the collections of short narratives Historias ocultas en la Recoleta (2000) and Amores insolitos de nuestra historia (2001).Author City: USA