I Offer My Heart as a Target / Ofrezco mi corazón como una diana — Ebook
This new bilingual poetry book is the new winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry which is presented by the National Poetry Series and The Center at Miami Dade College. This annual award—named in the spirit of the late Nobel Prize–winning poet, Octavio Paz—honors a previously unpublished book of poetry written originally in Spanish by an American resident. An open competition is held each May, when an esteemed Spanish-speaking poet selects a winning manuscript which Akashic then publishes in a bilingual—Spanish & English—volume. The winning poet also receives a $2,000 cash prize.
I Offer My Heart As a Target includes an introduction by Rigoberto Gonzalez. Gonzalez is an award-winning author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, NEA, and USA Rolon fellowships, a NYFA grant in poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Poetry Center Book Award, and the Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award; he is also a contributing editor for Poets & Writers and writes a monthly column for NBC-Latino online. He serves as critic-at-large with the Los Angeles Times and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). He currently teaches at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.
The translation (from Spanish to English) was done by Lawrence Schimel. Schimel is an award-winning author who has published over 100 titles in a variety of genres. His own work has been translated into over 30 languages. He is also a prolific translator and splits his time between New York City and Madrid, Spain.
Both Gonzalez & Schimel will help in the promotion.
The Miami Book Fair and Books & Books will help us launch and promote the book at the 2019 Miami Book Fair.
The author lives in Chicago, where she often hosts the Palabra Pura reading series; she also teaches at Harold Washington College.
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