RADIO // Close ListeningMónica de la Torre Interview
Hosted by Charles Bernstein
Originally aired 8/17/09
Mónica de la Torre has a chat with Charles Bernstein. She discusses her serial poem The Crush; the effect of her bilingualism on her poetry; her use of collage, lists, songs, and found material; the possibilities for a political poetry; and the poetics of the Americas. De la Torre writes about art and culture for publications in Mexico and the U.S. and is co-author of the artist book Appendices, Illustrations & Notes, available on UbuWeb. She also co-edited the anthology Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press, 2002) and is the translator of Poemas/Poems by Gerardo Deniz (Lost Roads) and co-translator of Mauve Sea-Orchids by Lila Zemborain (Belladonna Books, 2007) (29 minutes).
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