[1] My co-editorship at LARB’s “Around the World”; [2] Pinholes in the Night * Forrest Gander & Raúl Zurita

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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I am the co-editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books’ new section “Around the World” – my partner in crime Jonathan Hahn and I launched the section on October 27, 2013 with a an opening line-up featuring six pieces on Egypt, Italy, Argentina, Ethiopia, the United States, and Cuba.

It’s been brewing since the summer.

“Brazil: The Ground Shakes in the Country of Inequalities and Paradoxes” – published on July 1, 2013 — is an essay about the protests in Brazil by Luiz Eduardo Soares, a political scientist and anthropologist based in Rio de Janeiro. I commissioned and translated this piece for LARB, and the original Portuguese version follows the translated text.

“Chile’s September 11: Marking the 40th Anniversary of Pinochet” – a stunning essay by Óscar Contardo – appeared on September 11, 2013, in a bilingual format. This was my first piece as a contributing editor at LARB, and I am proud to say that Contardo’s LARB essay appeared one day after the publication launch in Santiago of his new book Volver a los 17 (Planeta 2013), an anthology of essays by writers who grew up during the Pinochet dictatorship.

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

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My CV is here.

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