Poets and Presenters

Martin Barea Mattos

Martín Barea Mattos (Uruguay, 1978) is a poet, musician, visual artist, and cultural activist. He is the founder and director of the Mundial Poético de Montevideo (2013, 2016) and since 2005 has coordinated the Ronda de Poetas, a performance series that includes readings, talks, and music. His books of poetry include : Parking Barea Mattos (Chile, 2013), Conexo (Uy 2013), Por hora por día por mes (Uy, 2008), and Los ojos escritos (Uy, 2003). His recordings include Vino oVni (2016), Odisea en el parking planetario (2011) y Grey tres hits (2009). Never Made in America; Selected Poetry of Martín Barea Mattos, translated by Mark Statman, will appear from Diálogos in April 2017. View Martín's work at Mundial Poético de Montevideo or on his website.

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Luis Bravo

Luis Bravo

Luis Bravo is an Uruguayan poet, performer, essayist, researcher and university professor. His publications include Árbol Veloz (book + CD-ROM,1998; 2009); Liquen (2003); Tamudando (DVD, 2010) of a multiphonic poetrymrecital; Lluvia (NewYork, 2013); Areñal: ene topos bilingües & other sounds (CD, 2013), with John Bennett; Lichen, Spanish to English translation by W. Blair y P. Rodríguez (2014). His work also appears in Earth, Water and Sky: A Bilingual Anthology of Environmental Poetry.

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Jesse Lee Kercheval

Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of fourteen books including the poetry collections Cinema Muto and The Dogeater; 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 and Fable of an Inconsolable Man by Javier Etchevarren. She is the editor of the anthologies América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets and Earth, Sky and Water: A Bilingual Anthology of Environmental Poetry. She is the Director of the Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Mark Statman

Mark Statman’s poetry collections include That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015), A Map of the Winds (Lavender Ink, 2013) and Tourist at a Miracle (Hanging Loose, 2010). Other books include Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa (University of New Orleans Press, 2012), the first English language translation of the significant poet of Spain’s Generation of 1927, and, with Pablo Medina, a translation of of Federico García Lorca's Poet in New York (Grove 2008), His next translation collection, Never Made in America; Selected Poetry of Martín Barea Mattos, will appear with Lavender Ink/diálogos in April 2017. A former Associate Professor of  Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School, he currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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