Roberto Juarroz
(Argentina, 1925–1995)   
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Roberto Juarroz

Roberto Juarroz (Coronel Dorrego 1925–1995 Temperley) was an Argentine poet famous for his "Poesía vertical" (Vertical poetry).

Roberto Juarroz published fourteen volumes of poetry in all, numbered successively 1 to 14, under the general title "Poesía vertical", the first appearing in 1958 and the final one posthumously in 1997. A fifteenth volume was edited by his wife, the poet and critic Laura Cerrato, and published after his death. W.S. Merwin published a bilingual selection of Juarroz' poems in 1977 (Kayak Books) which was re-issued in an enlarged edition in 1987 (North Point Press), both volumes entitled Verical Poetry. In 1992 Mary Crow published her translations of the later work as Vertical Poetry: Recent Poems (White Pine Press), which won a Colorado Book Award. In 2011 Crow's translations of a selection of Juarroz' final poems will appear as Vertical Poetry: Last Poems (White Pine Press).

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In 1990 and 1993 Roberto Juarroz was a guest at the Poetry International festival in Rotterdam. In the righthand column you can listen to recordings of his poetry made on these occasions.


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