Ivonne Gordon Carrera

Ivonne Gordon Carrera

Ivonne Gordon Carrera was born in Quito, Ecuador. She is a poet, literary critic, and literary translator. She has a Ph.D from the University of Callifornia, Irvine in Latin American Literature. She is a Professor of Latin American Literature at the University of Redlands. She has been recognized around the world, critics have said that her voice is one that must be recognized for its strength. She is well recognized as an important voice of Latin American Women Poets, as well as a Latina poet in the U.S. She has published five books and has two more completed. The most recent one, Meditar de sirenas (Sweden, 2013, Chile 2014) this book was launched in Medellín, Colombia. A second edition was published in Chile (June, 2014) Other books include, Barro blasfemo (Spain, 2010); Manzanilla del insomnio (Ecuador, 2003), received an award in ecuador, the Jorge Carrera Andrade award, Colibríes en el exilio (Ecuador, 1997), this book received the distinction of being finalist in the International Extraordinary Award of Casa de las Américas. She has been invited to be Keynote Speaker to several universities.  Has been invited to numerous International Poetry Festivals, in Europe, United States, and Latin America. Perhaps the most distinguished invitation has been to read on several occasions at The Library of Congress in Washington, DC.  Her work has been included in several Poetry Anthologies published in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, also published in Crab Orchard Review; Rattapalax; The Drunkenboat (Featured Poet); Letras del Ecuador; Poetas sin sofá; Unomas Uno, and many more. Her work has been translated to English, Polish, and Flemish. www.ivon-vailakis.com

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