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Jonathan Cohen

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Jonathan Cohen is an award-winning translator of Latin American poetry and scholar of inter-American literature. He is the editor and translator of Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems, by Ernesto Cardenal, and the editor of By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959, by William Carlos Williams—both published by New Directions. In October 2017, New Directions will publish his “centennial edition” of Williams’s breakthrough poetry book, Al Que Quiere! His edition of Williams’s translation of the Spanish Golden Age novella, The Dog & The Fever, is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press in the spring of 2018. Scholarly works include A Pan-American Life: Selected Poetry and Prose of Muna Lee and Neruda in English: A Critical History of the Verse Translations and Their Impact on American Poetry. (Author photo by Gy Mirano.)

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