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Miami Century Fox


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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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.

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 at Miami Dade College. This annual award—named in the spirit of the late Nobel Prize–winning poet, Octavio Paz—honors a previously unpublished book of poetry written originally in Spanish by an American resident. An open competition is held each May, when an esteemed Spanish-speaking poet selects a winning manuscript.

Book Details

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


LEGNA RODRÍGUEZ IGLESIAS was born in Camagüey, Cuba, in 1984, and moved to Miami in 2015. She is the author of numerous books of prose and poetry, and won the Wolsan-CubaPoesía Prize in 2013 for La gran arquitecta. She is also the author of Todo sobre papá, a book of poetry for children, and will soon publish her third novel, Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés. Miami Century Fox is her latest collection of poetry.

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