Pura López-Colomé

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Pura López-Colomé was born in Mexico City in 1952, but also spent part of her childhood and youth in Mérida, Yucatan, and attended high school in the USA. She studied literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, publishing literary criticism, poems, and translations in a regular column for the newspaper Unomásuno. The author of several important books, including El sueño del cazador, Aurora, Intemperie, as well as a Collected Poems Música inaudita (Eds. Verdehalago, 2004), she is also the translator into Spanish of works by Samuel Beckett, H.D., Seamus Heaney, William Carlos Williams, Gertrude Stein, Robert Hass, Robert Creeley and others. A Selected Poems, titled No Shelter, was published in Forrest Gander's translation by Graywolf Press (USA) in 2002.

Pura López-Colomé lives in Cuernavaca, Mexico, with her husband, a scientist and musician, and their children.

In 2008 she was awarded the most prestigious poetry prize in Mexico, the Xavier Villurrutia Prize, an award that she shared with Elsa Cross.

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