Miami century fox

by Rodríguez Iglesias, Legna, 1984-

Language: English
Spanish
Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PQ7392.R632 A6 2017x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PQ7392.R632 A6 2017x
 
 
Summary

"Iglesias experiments with form while showcasing the philosophical and metaphorical possibilities of poetry in this winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Paz Prize for Poetry. Faultlessly translated by Aparicio, the individual pieces in this book-length sequence of Petrarchan sonnets are each foregrounded by brief meditations, which often read as a commentary on the work's own movement through literary tradition...The experiment in form is a philosophical argument that poetry can contribute to what have traditionally been envisioned as purely scholarly conversations. Iglesias offers a vision of the subject as divided while showcasing the beauty inherent in this fracturing; the fragment is revealed as 'the key that will open the doors.'"
-- Publishers Weekly

"Readers of this book, whether in Spanish, English, or both, can find something special in these snapshots of life's random moments...Hearing from a Latina woman that is unapologetically authentic and funny provides a much-needed healthy representation of our culture that helps to dispel the misconceptions. We are not criminals or bad hombres, we are lovers and dreamers and complex human beings, in Miami, and beyond."
-- White Wall Review

" 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

"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 , included in Fall 2017 Adult Announcements, Poetry

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.

Translated by Eduardo Aparicio.

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 Novel Prize--winning poet Octavio Paz, it honors a previously unpublished book of poetry written originally in Spanish by an American resident.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Iglesias experiments with form while showcasing the philosophical and metaphorical possibilities of poetry in this winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Paz Prize for Poetry. Faultlessly translated by Aparicio, the individual pieces in this book-length sequence of Petrarchan sonnets are each foregrounded by brief meditations, which often read as a commentary on the work's own movement through literary tradition: "Gray./ Gray./ Gray./ Like Anaïs's gray mouse./ And the alien rats of 1984." This dual structure lends the poems a rewarding dialogic quality, enacting the complex sociality of thought. In "Orange Theory," Iglesias elaborates on this phenomenon of conversation between aspects of the self or different facets of conscious experience, provocatively conceptualizing the creative process as akin to collision and metaphor as inherently violent: "When writing I felt the tickling and scares/ of the sharp edges of bottle caps and stars." The experiment in form is a philosophical argument that poetry can contribute to what have traditionally been envisioned as purely scholarly conversations. Iglesias offers a vision of the subject as divided while showcasing the beauty inherent in this fracturing; the fragment is revealed as "the key that will open the doors." Agent: Julia Sanches, Wylie Agency. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series National poetry series.
Subjects Immigrants -- United States -- Poetry.
Spanish poetry -- Translations into English.
Miami (Fla.) -- Civilization -- 21st century -- Poetry.
Miami (Fla.) -- Poetry.
Poetry.
Publisher Brooklyn, New York, USA :2017
Other Titles Poems.
Contributors Aparicio, Eduardo, translator.
Language English
Spanish
Parallel text in English and Spanish on facing pages.
Notes Poems.
Awards Paz Prize for Poetry, 2017
Description 121 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781617755897
1617755893
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