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A bilingual—English and Spanish—collection by the 2017 winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series.

Forthcoming: 11/7/17

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What people are saying…

“This smart, delightful, and seductive dual-language (Spanish and English) collection by the 2017 winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry is a loving and sly portrait of Miami and the immigrant experience in the 21st century.”
Publishers Weekly

Miami Century Fox is Legna Rodríguez Iglesias’s English debut, but by no means is she an emerging poet. Here’s a voice that’s seasoned and fierce, tender and sharp as a blade. I promise, dear readers, that you will not encounter another book quite like this, nor another poet quite like Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, ever again.”
—Achy Obejas, from the introduction


Description

Previous winners of the Paz Prize for Poetry include Nine Coins/Nueve monedas, by Carlos Pintado and translated by Hilary Vaughn Dobel, and Colaterales/Collateral by Dinapiera Di Donato and translated by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado.

Translated by Eduardo Aparicio.

A bilingual—English and Spanish—collection by the 2017 winner of The Paz Prize for Poetry, Miami Century Fox is a delightful, seductive read. Sonnets? Rhyme and meter? Yes, along with a delicious serving of irony and wit. This is one very smart collection of poems—a loving and sly portrait of Miami and the immigrant experience in the twenty-first century.

The Paz Prize for Poetry is presented by the National Poetry Series and The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College and is awarded biennially. Named in the spirit of the late Nobel Prize–winning poet Octavio Paz, it honors a previously unpublished book of poetry written originally in Spanish by an American resident.


Book Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Published: 11/7/17
  • IBSN: 9781617755897
  • e-IBSN: 9781617756092

Author

LEGNA RODRÍGUEZ IGLESIAS won the 2011 Premio Iberoamericano de Cuentos Julio Cortázar and the 2016 Premio Literario Casa de Las Américas, in theater. She is the author of the poetry collections Hilo + Hilo, Dame Spray, Transtucé, and Chicle (ahora es cuando). Her other titles include the novels Las analfabetas, Mayonesa bien brillante, and Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés, as well as the short story collection No sabe/no contesta. Miami Century Fox is her latest collection of poetry.

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