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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.”

About Presenter Jesse Lee Kercheval


Jesse Lee Kercheval is a poet, writer, and translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry. Her recent books include the poetry collection America that Island off the coast of France, winner of the Dorset Prize, and the story collection Underground Women. Her latest translations include Love Poems by Idea Vilariño and Still Life with Defeats: Selected Poems of Tatiana Oroño. Her memoir, Space, was the winner of the Alex Award form the American Library Association.


Love Poems by Idea Vilariño (translator)

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