Echo of the Park

Echo of the Park



There is no nature
in the park
dream and non-dream
decorate the place
— Romina Freschi (trans. Jeannine Marie Pitas)

About the Author

Romina Freschi was born in Buenos Aires in 1974. She received her B.A. in Literature from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Her publications include redondel (Siesta, 1998), Estremezcales (tsé tsé, 2000), Petróleo (Eloísa Latinoamericana, 2002), El-Pe-Yo (Paradiso, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Soleros (BAND, 1998), Incrustraciones en confite (Self-published, 1999), Villa Ventana (Arte Plegable, 2003), 3/3/3 (Proveedo- ra de Droga, 2005), Solaris (pájarosló editora, 2007), Variaciones de Órbita (pájarosló, 2010), Quien siem- pre gana es Poseidón (Tocadesata, 2011), Ejercicio Cósmico (Los poetas del 5 ed. Chile, 2011) and Eco del parque (Juana Ramirez, 2016). Her accomplishments include receiving a grant Fundación Antorchas grant (an artists residency funded by the same institution as well as the Banff Centre of Canada), and in 2004 and 2006 she received grants from the government for her literary magazine Plebella. She has founded various projects, including the group Zapa- tos Rojos, the multispace Cabaret Voltaire, the proj- ect Living de la Poesía, and her role as editor of the col- lection Arte Plegable and the independent publishing house pájarosló editora.

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About the Translator

Jeannine Marie Pitas is the author of three poetry chapbooks and the translator of several Uruguayan poets, including Marosa di Giorgio. Her first full-length poetry collection, Things Seen and Unseen is forthcoming from Mosaic Press in 2019. She lives in Iowa and teaches at the University of Dubuque.