A new poetry collection by Áurea María Sotomayor—Operación Funámbula: Antología personal (1973-2018) published by Amargord Ediciones (2019)—will be launched this evening, Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 7:00pm. The book will be presented by Noel Luna and Rubén Rios at Librería Laberinto (located at 251 De La Cruz Street) in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Áurea María Sotomayor (Puerto Rico) is professor of Latin American literature and gender studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is one of the most prolific poetic voices from the 70’s Promotion in Puerto Rico and her work has been included in many anthologies in Latin America. As a poet, she has published the books Sitios de la memoria, La gula de la tinta, Rizoma, Diseño del ala, Cuerpo nuestro, and Artes poéticas, among others. She was also co-founder of the cultural, literary and post-modern theory oriented journals Postdata, Nómada and Hotel Abismo in Puerto Rico. Her research concentrates in four main areas: Latin American poetry and poetics, Law, Justice and Human Rights in a literary context, Caribbean and Environmental Poetics, and Gender and Women’s Literature. She has translated Derek Walcott’s The Bounty, and has published two anthologies: De lengua razón y cuerpo (1987), on nine contemporary women poets, and Red de voces (2011). Source: https://www.hispanic.pitt.edu/person/aurea-mar-sotomayor-miletti
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