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Three Friends Carousel: Tiovivo Tres Amigos Paperback – August 28, 2016
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About the Author
JOSÉ KOZER: Born Havana, Cuba (l940) of Jewish parents who emigrated from Poland (father) and Czechoslovakia (mother), left his native land in 1960, lived in New York until 1997, year in which he retired from Queens College as Full Professor, where he taught Spanish and Latin American literatures for thirty-two years. After living for two years in Torrox (Málaga) Spain, he moved twelve years ago to Hallandale, Florida, USA. His poetry has been partially translated to English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Hebrew and Greek, has been widely anthologised and has appeared in numerous literary journals from all over the world. There are several master and doctoral dissertations written on his work, as well as full chapters written (and being written) in several MA and PhD dissertations. His work has been studied in many graduate and undergraduate courses. On José Kozer´s poetry there was a Symposium held in 1997 at UCLA (Irvine) which was organized by Prof. Jacobo Sefamí, out of which a full length book was published by UNAM University in Mexico City under the title La voracidad grafómana: José Kozer. ALDUS (México) published two books of prose by José Kozer: MEZCLA PARA DOS TIEMPOS and UNA HUELLA DESTARTALADA, and ACTA (2010) a book of poems written upon the death of the poet’s mother. A new reissuing of BAJO ESTE CIEN, originally published by Fondo de Cultura Económica de México (1983) was published in Barcelona by editorial EL BARDO. Fondo de Cultura (México) published his ÁNIMA; Visor (Madrid) his Y DEL ESPARTO LA INVARIABILIDAD and Monte Ávila (Caracas) his TRASVASANDO. JUNCTION PRESS, NEW YORK, published a bilingual (Spanish/English) anthology of Kozer’s work entitled STET, edited & translated by Mark Weiss. Shearman Editorial (England) published a bilingual edition of ÁNIMA translated into English by Peter Boyle. In Havana, Cuba, Torre de Letras, an independent small press, just published his latest book SEMOVIENTES. Kozer Graduated with a B.A. from New York U. in 1965, received his M.A. and PhD from Queens College, CUNY in 1970 and 1983 respectively. His poetry has been anthologized in the past year (2010) in some of the most important anthologies in the world, Norton, Gallimard (France) and Oxford University Press (England). It has also appeared with Fischer Verlag (Germany) where only fifteen poets of the Latin American 20th Century appeared. He is the recipient of the Premio de Poesía Iberoamericana Pablo Neruda (Chile) for 2013.
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