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publications

STORIES, POEMS, ARTICLES, ESSAYS:

"Somewhat in The Style of Ishmael," "Regarding the Planet," "Song," "Auguries," "Cities, "A Seat in the Ruins," Antonio José Ponte, Mandorla, no. 7, (2004): 175-179.

"The Face," Virgilio Piñera, ¡Cubanísimo! the Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature, edited by Cristina García (New York: Vintage Books, 2003): 227-235. [reprint]

"Josephine Baker in Cuba," Nicolás Guillén, ¡Cubanísimo! the Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature, edited by Cristina García (New York: Vintage Books, 2003): 219-223. [reprint]

"One Crystal in Another: A Translation Conversation," (review of No Shelter: The Selected Poems of Pura López-Colomé,) Mark Schafer, Perihelion, Issue 10, (http://webdelsol.com/Perihelion/schafer.htm: 2002).

"Thirteen Propositions against Trivial Love," "Machinery," "Prayer for August 21," "Pathological Beings," "Bolero at Armageddon," "Summer Mist," "The Cauldron," "Cancellation of a Construction Project," "Descent," "A Baroque Cell," "Light from Parallel Worlds," "Deck of Cards," David Huerta, Reversible Monuments, edited by Mónica de la Torre and Michael Wiegers (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2002): 317-341.

Selection from Migraciones, Gloria Gervitz, Reversible Monuments, edited by Mónica de la Torre and Michael Wiegers (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2002): 263-279.

"I Hear Through Your Ears" from On Lips of Water, Alberto Ruy Sánchez, BOMB Magazine, No. 79 (Spring 2002): 94-96.

Chapters 4 and 5, of Meaning to Eat, Antonio José Ponte, turnrow, (Winter 2001): 145-151.

"Prayer for August 21" and "The Cauldron," David Huerta, BOMB Magazine, No. 78, (Winter 2001/2002): 84-86.


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Chapter 6 of Meaning to Eat, Antonio José Ponte, BOMB Magazine, No. 78, (Winter 2001/2002): 84-86.

"Five Windows on the Same Side" and "Catching On," in The Forbidden Stories of Marta Veneranda, Sonia Rivera-Valdés, tr. Dick Cluster, Mark Schafer, Alan West-Durán, and Marina Harss, (New York City: Seven Stories Press, 2001).

Chapters 1-3 of Meaning to Eat, Antonio José Ponte, Massachusetts Review, Vol. XLII, No. 2 (Summer 2001): 223-37.

"A Baroque Cell," David Huerta, Two Lines 2001 (Cells) (2001): 178.

"Idea for a Naive Tapestry," "Chair on the Run," "A Forest, A Ladder," Antonio José Ponte, Atlanta Review, Vol. VII, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2001): 52-54.

"Machinery (I)," "Cancellation of a Contruction Project," "Light from Parallel Worlds," David Huerta, Atlanta Review, Vol. VII, No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2001): 49-51.

"The Cannon of Punta Grande," Néstor Taboada Terán, The Fat Man from La Paz; Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia, edited by Rosario Santos (New York: Seven Stories Press, 2000).

"Phone Calls," Roberto Bolaño, Grand Street, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Winter 1999): 171-175.

"The Great Baro," Virgilio Piñera, Dream With No Name; Contemporary Fiction From Cuba, edited by Juana Ponce de León and Esteban Ríos Rivera (New York: Seven Stories Press, 1999).

"Small Creatures" (selection from La orfandad del esplendor), Carlos Olivares Baró, Dream With No Name; Contemporary Fiction From Cuba, edited by Juana Ponce de León and Esteban Ríos Rivera (New York: Seven Stories Press 1999).

"Voices of the Water," Alberto Ruy Sánchez, The Picador Book of Latin American Stories, edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega (London: Picador, 1998).


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"The One Who Came to Save Me," Virgilio Piñera, The Picador Book of Latin American Stories, edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega (London: Picador, 1998).

"Retrography," Mauricio Ortega, Two Lines, (Spring, 1998): 181-82.

Essays by Jorge Mañach Robato, Nicolás Guillén, José Lezama Lima, Álvaro Mutis, Gabriel García Márquez, Alejandro Rossi, and Egardo Rodríguez Juliá, The Oxford Book of Latin American Essays, edited by Ilan Stavans (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997)

"Meat," Virgilio Piñera, The Oxford Book of Latin American Stories, edited by Roberto González Echevarría, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997) 327-329.

"The Balcony," Francisco Tario, Grand Street, 63 (Winter 1998): 118-123.

"Shadow and Light in the Desert" (excerpt), Alberto Ruy Sánchez, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, 55 (Fall 1997): 62-66.

"Descent" and "Forget," David Huerta, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, 55 (Fall 1997): 58-61.

"The Lights of the World," Jesús Gardea, TriQuarterly, 99 (Spring/Summer 1997): 92- 98.

"Springtime", Jesús Gardea, Seven Hundred Kisses; a Yellow Silk Book of Erotic Writing, edited by Lily Pond (San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco, 1997) 143-146.

Two stories by Juan Bosch, Conjunctions, Vol. 27 (Fall 1996): 135-141.

"Like the World," Jesús Gardea, New England Review, Vol 17, No. 4, (Fall 1995): 19-21.

"All the Years of Snow," Jesús Gardea, Indiana Review, Vol. 19, No.1 (Spring 1996): 74-79.

"Poor Memory," "Maps," "Collar Bones," "A Battle of Romans," "Triptych after the Flood," "The Naked Truth," "Life in the Diamond", Alberto Blanco, Dawn of the Senses; Selected Poems of Alberto Blanco, edited by Juvenal Acosta, (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1996).

"Toward the Light: The Poetry of Gloria Gervitz," Mark Schafer, The Literary Review, 38 (1995): 385-387.

"Tequila: Panegyric and Emblem," Álvaro Mutis, Artes de México, 27 (Nov.-Dec. 1994): 82.

"So That Hildebrando Pérez Might Learn How to Drink a Shot of Tequila," Efraín Huerta, Artes de México, 27 (Nov.-Dec. 1994): 93.

"Trinitario," Jesús Gardea, TriQuarterly, 91 (Fall 1994): 46-55.


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"Bucho Vargas, Healer and Medicine Man," Mario González Feo, Costa Rica: A Traveler's Literary Companion, ed. Barbara Ras (San Francisco: Whereabouts Press, 1994).

"Man Alone," Jesús Gardea, Harvard Review, 7 (Fall 1994): 69-71.

"One For the Road," Jesús Gardea, Pyramids of Glass; Short Fiction from Modern Mexico, eds. David Bowen and Juan A. Ascencio, (San Antonio: Corona Publishing Company, 1994).

"Serial Stories," "The Memoirs of Mama Blanca in the Personal History of the Author," and "Testimony," Mama Blanca's Memoirs, Teresa de la Parra, translated by Harriet de Onis, UNESCO "Archives" Series (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993).

"The Art of Reading," Julio Ortega, Antaeus, 70 (1993).

"The Guitar," Jesús Gardea, New Writing from Mexico, edited by Reginald Gibbons, (Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly Books, 1992).

"The Emanicipation of the Lunatics," Oscar de la Borbolla, New Writing from Mexico, edited by Reginald Gibbons, (Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly Books, 1992).

"Jesus, May My Joy Be Everlasting," Severino Salazar, New Writing from Mexico, edited by Reginald Gibbons, (Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly Books, 1992).

"Voices of the Water," Alberto Ruy Sánchez, New Writing from Mexico, edited by Reginald Gibbons, (Evanston, IL: TriQuarterly Books, 1992).


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LINKS

Translation Links
Mano Izquierda (Maleea Acker and Andrés Acosta’s Canadian-Mexican press) www.lamanoizquierda.ca

The Drunken Boat (excerpts from my translation Migrations) http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/migrations.html

PEN America Center – Spanish Translators http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/364

American Literary Translation Association
www.literarytranslators.org

Two Lines: A Journal of Translation
www.catranslation.org/Translation/bios/schafer.html

C.M. Mayo's Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion
www.cmmayo.com/mexico.translators.html

The Center for the Art of Translation
www.catranslation.org

A Journal of Translation
www.catranslation.org/Translation/issues.html


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Art Links

Hispanic Studies Department, Wheaton College (see my collage map on home page)
www.wheatoncollege.edu/Acad/Hispanic/Home.html

“Mapping” (Clark University group exhibition, 2005)
www.clarku.edu/departments/clarkarts/exhibits/exhibitmenu.html

River Street Artists
www.wmaastudios.org/rs.asp

ACT (Arts, Culture and Trade) Roxbury
www.actroxbury.org


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Other Links

Roxbury Center for Arts @ Hibernian Hall
www.actroxbury.org/events/RCAHH Season

Madison Park Development Corporation
www.madison-park.org

The Writers’ Room of Boston, Inc.
www.writersroomofboston.org

White People Challenging Racism: Moving from Talk to Action
www.wpcr-boston.org

Community Change, Inc. –a non-profit organization with a focus on systemic racism
www.communitychangeinc.org

Write-Brain –Ken Schafer's site for writing software
www.write-brain.com



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Works in Progress

Before Saying Any of the Great Words: Selected Poetry of David Huerta. Read sample translations from the book here. (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2008)

Expanded and revised collection of stories by Virgilio Piñera (Cuba)

Las comidas profundas and other essays by Antonio José Ponte (Cuba)

La escala de los mapas by Belén Gopegui (Spain)

En los labios del agua by Alberto Ruy Sánchez (Mexico)

Novelita rosa by Yanitzia Canetti (Cuba)


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