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America Invertida - Jesse Lee Kercheval - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

America Invertida

10/20/2016 - 5:30pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

América Invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets introduces twenty-two Uruguayan poets under the age of forty to English-speaking audiences for the first time. Editor Jesse Lee Kercheval paired poets and translators to produce a rich, bilingual volume based on a multicultural dialogue about poetry and the written word. América Invertida presents Spanish poems and their English translations side by side to give readers an introduction to Uruguay’s vibrant literary scene. Poet Joyelle McSweeney says of América Invertida, “the poets are mystic, down-to-earth, demanding, reserved, ecstatic, intimate, and prophetic, turn by turn by turn.” National Poetry Series winner Eduardo C. Corral calls América Invertida “a gorgeous bridge into Uruguay.”

Jesse Lee Kercheval

About Presenter Jesse Lee Kercheval


Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of fourteen books including the poetry collection Cinema Muto, winner of a Crab Orchard Open Selection Award; The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize; and the memoir Space, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She is also a translator and a 2016 NEA in Translation Fellow.
Her translations include The Invisible Bridge: Selected Poems of Circe Maia. She is the editor of the anthology América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets. She is currently the Zona Gale Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is the Director of the Program in Creative Writing.


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