Uruguay

BRAVO, Luis

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Bravo
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Luis Bravo (Uruguay, IWP '12) has published over a dozen works of poetry in book form and as multimedia projects. His work has been translated into Portuguese, German, Estonian, French, Swedish, English, and Farsi. Bravo's bilingual Spanish-English collection, Liquen/Lichen, came out in 2014. He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Notre Dame.

BRAVO, Luis

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Bravo Galassi
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Luis Alberto
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Uruguay

Luis BRAVO (poet, essayist; Uruguay) has published eleven works of poetry in book form and as multimedia, most recently Árbol Veloz [Swift Tree] (2009) and Tamudando (2010). Bravo’s poems have appeared online and in print, in Latin America and Europe; group works can be found here.  His essays have appeared in a variety of anthologies, magazines, and other publications; he has also published four volumes of criticism. He teaches literature at Universidad de Montevideo.

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Eduardo ESPINA-VILLAFAN

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ESPINA-VILLAFAN
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Eduardo
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Uruguay

Rafael COURTOISIEBeyhaut

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COURTOISIE
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Rafael
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Beyhaut
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Uruguay

Rafael COURTOISIE Beyhaut is one of Uruguay’s leading writers, with work published in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. The author of three novels, sixteen volumes of poetry, and a prolific essayist, he has won both his country's National Prize in Narrative for his first novel A Dog’s Life (1997), and the National Prize in Poetry for his 2002 collection Frontiers of Umbria. He teaches screenwriting at the Escuela de Cine del Uruguay in Montevideo. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S.

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Jorge ARBELECHE

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Arbeleche
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Jorge
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Uruguay
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