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A reflection on Junot Díaz’s «MFA vs. POC»

Image by Joey L. http://shelf-life.ew.com/2012/02/27/junot-diaz-third-book/

I hope we have all seen the recent Junot Díaz article in the New Yorker, “MFA vs. POC,” about the unbearable whiteness of MFA programs; his ideal syllabus, posted on Slate; and a host of responses to his charge across the internet. As I prepare to move to Cornell for

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Octavio Paz: a 100 años de su nacimiento

Hace varios años saliendo del palacio de Bellas Artes en la Ciudad de México, me encontré de frente con Marie-José Tramini, viuda de Octavio Paz. Nunca la había visto en persona y me causó un ligero sentimiento amargo, especialmente porque soy admiradora de la obra y el pensamiento de Elena

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The Octavio Paz guide to publishing translations from India

I’ve just come back from several months living in a one-room bungalow/ former wood shed in rural Bihar, India. When you’re living in a place with spotty electricity and no running water surrounded by people who are monolingual in a dialect of Hindi you can only sort of understand, the

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