Posted: Wednesday Nov 2, 2011
Michelle Gil-Montero, assistant professor of English at Saint Vincent College, is the translator of a book of poetry by Andrés Ajens entitled, Poetry After the Invention of America: Don’t Light the Flower (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics) published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The 200-page hardcover volume, published in English, is a collection of essays which trace the Western poem as it confronts indigenous alterity in Latin America. Mr. Ajens approaches literature as a Western invention and seeks connections between the two traditions. This book discusses a wide range of indigenous American, Hispanic and European texts with a focus on language, authorship, genre and translation. He is the author of numerous books, essays and poems and co-edits the journal, Mar con Soroche.
Ms. Gil-Montero’s translations have appeared in Conjunctions, Circumference, Cipher, Jacket, Almost Island, and in the forthcoming anthology, 500 Years of Latin American Poetry.
The book is available from Amazon.com.