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 Sobre Mercedes Roffé

(Buenos Aires, 1954) Has published seven poetry collections, the most recent La ópera fantasma (Buenos Aires, 2005). A comprehensive anthology of her work (Milenios caen de su vuelo. Poemas 1978-2003) has appeared recently in Spain. In translation, her poetry has been published in Italy (L’algebra oscura, 2004), Quebec (Définitions mayas et autres poèmes, 2004), and Romania (Teoria culorilor, Bucharest, 2006). Selections of her work translated into English have appeared in US journals such as Chain, The Literary Review (Global New Yorkissue, edited by Leonard Schwartz), A*Baccus, Rattapallax, and the Exact Change Yearbook 1995 (edited by Peter Gizzi). In 1998, she founded Pen Press, Plaquettes de Poesía, a series of contemporary poetry chapbooks and broadsides. She divides her time between New York and Buenos Aires, her hometown. Among other distinctions, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry (2001).