Vicuna, Cecilia

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VICUNA, Cecilia

VICUNA, Cecilia. Chilean, b. 1948. Genres: Poetry, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Freelance poet, artist, and performance artist. Has conducted workshops and seminars at universities and other institutions. Artwork shown in solo exhibitions beginning in 1971 and in group exhibitions beginning in 1972. Has also given poetry readings, artistic performances, and lectures in locations throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. Publications: POETRY: Sabor a Mi (bilingual edition; title means: A taste of me), trans. by F. Ehrenberg and author, 1973; Siete Poemas (title means: Seven Poems), 1979; Luxumei o El Traspie de la Doctrina (title means: The Luxury of Being Yourself or the Doctrine's Pitfall), 1983; Precario/Precarious (bilingual edition; partially reprinted in Unravelling Words and the Weaving of Water), trans. by A. Twitty, 1983; PALABRARmas (title means: The Land is To Work More, To Arm Yourself With the Vision of Words; partially reprinted in Unravelling Words and the Weaving of Water), 1984; Samara (title means: A Seed With Wings), 1986; La Wik'una (title means: The Vicuna; partially reprinted in Unravelling Words and the Weaving of Water), 1990; Unravelling Words and the Weaving of Water (includes portions of Precario/Precarious, PALABRARmas, and La Wik'una), trans. by E. Weinberger and S.J. Levine, 1992; Word and Thread, trans. by R. Alcala, 1996; The Precarious, The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna/Quipoem, trans. by E. Allen, 1997. SHORT FILMS AND TELEVISION EPISODES: La Puerta Fantastica (children's television), 1970-71; Que es para Ud la Poesia?, 1980; Tres Trabajos, 1981; Paracas, 1983. EDITOR: (with M. Bogin and author of intro) The Selected Poems of Rosario Castellanos, 1988; Wordsoul: The Oral Poetry of the Mbya Guarani. Contributor of poetry and essays to books, anthologies, and periodicals. Address: 135 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013, U.S.A.

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