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America Invertida - Jesse Lee Kercheval - 10/20/2016 - 5:30pm

America Invertida

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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

Jesse Lee Kercheval

Jesse Lee Kercheval was born in France and raised in Florida. She is a writer, poet, and visual artist Her memoir Space, about growing up in Florida during the moon race, won an Alex Award from the American Library Association. In 2020, during the pandemic lock down in Uruguay, she began drawing for the first time in her life, posting one drawing a day on social media where they developed a large following. Her graphic narratives now appear regularly in literary magazines and her graphic memoir, French Girl, will be published in September by Fieldmouse Press.

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