We’re excited to share that Mónica de la Torre is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award and the C.D. Wright Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts! We’re thrilled to be the publisher of her most recent collection, Repetition Nineteen, a genre-defying project that focuses on translation as displacement, mediation, and a form of code-switching.
The C.D. Wright Award is given “to a poet over the age of 50 whose work exemplifies Wright’s vibrant lyricism, seriousness, and striking originality.” —Foundation for Contemporary Arts
For her Creative Capital Award, she’ll be working on an ambitious “book-length literary hybrid whose working title is Parallel Interiors,” where she “weaves together research centering on the Cuban-born industrial designer Clara Porset and memories of growing up in a part of Mexico City built upon modernist utopias developed by architects such as Luis Barragán.” —Creative Capital