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Pura López Colomé

Pura López Colomé was born in Mexico City in 1952. She established herself as one of her generation's more important poets with her first book, El sueño del cazador (1985). Since then, she has gone on to publish several significant books-- Un Cristal en Otro (1989), Aurora (1994, translation by Forrest Gander, Duration Press 1999), and Intemperie (1997)-- distinguished by their concentrated syntax, their linguistic complexity, and their insistent moral and spiritual engagement. A literary critic and translator as well as a poet, she has rendered into Spanish major works by HD, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Hass, among others.

She lives with her husband, a scientist and musician, and their children, in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

 

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