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Mónica de la Torre

Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, including The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Press) and Feliz año nuevo, a volume of selected poetry published in Spain (Luces de Gálibo). Born and raised in Mexico City, she writes in, and translates into, Spanish and English. She teaches in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. Her translation of Omar Cáceres’s Defense of the Idol is now available from UDP.

Kang_Headshot_2017 Poetry

A whole body becomes no body.
A nobody becomes a body of earth.

I was a ruled body
with lines wide enough to write between.

Mia Kang Mónica de la Torre
Mónica de la Torre
Mónica de la Torre