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Shearsman Books, 2011 - Poetry - 261 pages
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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Peter Boyle. "A sixty-year-old man writes a poem and entitles it 'Anima.' Days later he writes another poem with a tone similar to the first, entitles it 'Anima', then realizes he has just begun a series which must all bear the same title. Furthermore, the man decides that in the future and till the day of his death he is going to continue writing poems that, since they have this tone, will bear the title 'Anima.' At the end of a year, having written some 150 poems, he extracts from the accumulated mass 60 poems called 'Anima'"—José Kozer.

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José Kozer (born Havana, 1940) is the son of parents who migrated to Cuba from Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1920s, and the grandson of a founder of Adath Israel, Cuba's first Ashkenazi synagogue. He studied law at the University of Havana, left Cuba in 1960, and received a BA from New York University in 1965. He taught for many years at Queens College of the City University of New York, retiring as a full professor in 1997, after which he lived for two years in Spain before settling in South Florida. Regarded as the leading Cuban poet of his generation, he is the author of over thirty-five books, including ANIMA (Shearsman Books, 2011) and STET: SELECTED POEMS (Junction Press, 2006).

Peter Boyle is an Australian poet. His four collections of poetry are Coming home from the world (1994), The Blue Cloud of Crying (1997), What the painter saw in our faces (2001), and Museum of Space (2004). A selection of his translations of Cesar Vallejo, I am going to speak of hope, was published by the Peruvian Consulate, Sydney in 1999. He lives in Sydney where he works as a teacher.

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