A Reading by Eduardo Espina

Eduardo Espina is one of the most original and influential contemporary Latin American poets. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Doctoral theses have been written about his poetic works, and extensive academic articles have been published in prestigious academic journals such as Revista Iberoamericana and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Espina’s poetry is studied in universities in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, and his poems have been translated partially to English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Albanian, Dutch, Chinese and Croatian. He is included in more than 40 anthologies of international poetry. In 1980 he was the first Uruguayan writer invited to participate in the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He has lived in the United States since then. A writer with cult status, Espina has published a dozen books of essays and poetry and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives and works in College Station, Texas.