Jeannine will read from I Remember Nightfall by Marosa Di Giorgio (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017).
is a writer, teacher, and Spanish-English literary translator currently living in Dubuque, Iowa, where she teaches at the University of Dubuque. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks and the translator of several Uruguayan poets. She has published translations of acclaimed Uruguayan writer Marosa di Giorgio's work, (UDP) and (UDP), and her own first full-length poetry collection, , is forthcoming from Quattro Books.
Born in Salto, Uruguay, and raised on her family's farm, (1932-2004) is one of the most prominent Uruguayan poets of the twentieth century. Di Giorgio began writing in her childhood and published her first book of poems at the age of twenty-two. She then went on to publish a total of fourteen books of poetry, three collections of short stories, and one novel. While some critics have categorized her as a surrealist, she herself denied membership in any literary movement or school. Although she was relatively unknown outside the Southern Cone during her lifetime, she is now becoming more and more widely read throughout Latin America and Europe.
This event is made possible by support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters.