Gloria Gervitz

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Gloria Gervitz was born in 1943 in Mexico City, where she still lives. Her work as a poet for almost 30 years was one enormous poem, Migraciones, which she finally completed in 2003. This was published by Shearsman in 2004 in a bilingual edition, with translations by Mark Schafer (US edition published by Junction Press).

Gloria Gervitz studied history at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and has translated into Spanish the works of Anna Akhmatova, Margarite Yourcenar, Samuel Beckett and Clarice Lispector, among others. In 1992/3 she was awarded a stipend by the Fondo Nacional de Creadores Artísticos (National Fund for Creative Artists). Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies in Mexico and the USA, and has been translated into several languages. In 2011 she was awarded the Mexico PEN Prize for Literary Excellence, which she richly deserved.

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