#LASA2015 Contemporary Hispanic Poets by John Burns is the latest book in the Cambria Latin American Literatures and Cultures Series headed by Román de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania)

#LASA2015 Attendees, the latest book in the  Cambria Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures headed by Roman de la Campa (University of Pennsylvania) is now available!

Contemporary Hispanic Poets: Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age by John Burns has been published just in time for the 2015 LASA Congress!

Poets writing in Spanish by the end of the twentieth century had to contend with globalization as a backdrop for their literary production. They could embrace it, ignore it or potentially re-imagine the role of the poet altogether. Contemporary Hispanic Poets examines some of the efforts of Spanish-language poets to cope with the globalizing cultural economy of the late twentieth century. This study looks at the similarities and differences in both text and context of poets, some major and some minor, writing in Chile, Mexico, the Mexican-American community and Spain. These poets write in a variety of styles, from highly experimental approaches to poetry to more traditional methods of writing. Included in this study are Chileans Raúl Zurita and Cecilia Vicuña, Spaniards Leopoldo María Panero and Luis García Montero, Mexicans Silvia Tomasa Rivera and Guillermo Gómez Peña, and Mexican-American Juan Felipe Herrera.

Praised by Juan Egea, Professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for being “a well-conceived, well-researched, and well-written study covering a number of very significant poets in the Spanish-speaking world,” who also added that “Good scholarly books on poetry are rare. Good books on Hispanic poetry, transatlantic in content, and with a superb combination of textual analysis and theoretical reflection are even rarer, and this one belongs to the latter category. This book will have a significant impact in several fields of study, from, or course, Hispanism, to Global, Transatlantic and Literary Studies in general.”

Other books in this new series include:

Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision by Currie K. Thompson

Central American Avant-Garde Narrative: Literary Innovation and Cultural Change (1926–1936) by Adrian Taylor Kane

Music, Politics, and Nationalism In Latin America: Chile During the Cold War Era by Jedrek Mularski

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