Lately

I am the co-editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books’ Around the World. My partner in crime Jonathan Hahn and I launched ATW on October 27, 2013, with pieces on Egypt, Italy, Argentina, Ethiopia, the United States, and Cuba. We publish bilingually whenever possible.

You may contact me at magdalena at lareviewofbooks dot org if you would like to pitch an essay, review, interview, or other piece for Around the World.

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My poem “Paz with a ‘Z’” is up with Silver Birch Press.

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The Millions published my essay “‘My Disease Feels Beautiful to Me’: On the Work of Raúl Zurita” on September 25, 2014.

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I wrote “Our New Eden: Lyric Bodies in Transformation” about the American artist Michael Sagato for his solo show at the Jack Geary Contemporary in New York City (April 2014). My essay was quoted by Artsy Editorial here.

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My conversation with award-winning poets Forrest Gander and Raúl Zurita about their project Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books on February 2, 2014. It’s in English and Spanish.

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The Millions published my essay “I Found a Way to Enter: Diving Into Writing” - on Eros, creativity, and Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” – on November 26, 2013.

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The Paris Review Daily published my essay “The House We Live In: Elizabeth Bishop on the Big Screen” on November 7, 2013. The film opened on November 8th in New York and November 29th in Los Angeles.

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The Paris Review Daily published my essay on handbags “Precious Cargo” on June 28, 2013.

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My CV is here.

You can read my translations of text by and about the Chilean poet Nicanor Parra (who turned 100 years old this September) here.

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