Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. DECLASSIFIED, the new collection by Mariela Griffor, Chilean poet exiled to Sweden in the 1980s and now living in the American Midwest, is an enigmatic, at times erotic and often passionate exploration of relationships and politics, finding their shared tropes of deception, subterfuge, and even espionage. Ultimately, the book's focus is on love—between husbands and wives, friends, and a mother and her daughter—and how, in the most challenging of times, only the strongest bonds resist decay.
Mariela Griffor is the author of THE PSYCHIATRIST (Eyewear Publishing, 2013) and translator of CANTO GENERAL by Pablo Neruda (Tupelo Press, 2016). She attended the University of Santiago and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, but left Chile for an involuntary exile to Sweden in 1985. Griffor holds a BA in Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing from New England College.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA