11/07/2012

translated by Don Share

play the cowbell well; everyone knows that a decent orchestra should have a Dineco on the cowbell.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

“Dinecos” is a selection from a longer prose chapter in renowned Colombian love poet and novelist Darío Jaramillo Agudelo’s Guia para Viajeros, or Field Guide, translated by Don Share and available now in English from Marick Press.

BIO:

Born in Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia, in 1947, Darío Jaramillo Agudelo received a B.A. in economics and a law degree in 1970 from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá; he taught there, later working at a law firm, and then as the manager of a department store. He published his first book of poetry, Historias, in 1974; his second, Tratado de retórica, won Colombia's National Poetry Prize. His next four collections--Poemas de amor (1986), Del ojo a la lengua (1995), Cantar por cantar (2001), and Gatos (2005)--established his reputation. In 1985 he became Cultural Chief of Banco de la República, and also became a novelist, publishing La muerte de Alec (1983), Cartas cruzadas (1995), Novela con fantasma (1995), Memorias de un hombre feliz (2000), El juego del alfiler (2002), and, most recently, La voz interior (2006). Don Share is Senior Editor of Poetry magazine. His books include Squandermania (Salt Publishing), Union (Zoo Press), Seneca in English (Penguin Classics), and most recently a new book of poems, Wishbone (Black Sparrow), and Bunting's Persia (Flood Editions), which explores the British poet Basil Bunting's time in the Middle East; Share has also edited a critical edition of Bunting's work for Faber and Faber. His translations of Miguel Hernández, collected in I Have Lots of Heart (Bloodaxe Books) were awarded the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize, and will appear in a revised edition from New York Review of Books Classics. He has been Poetry Editor of Harvard Review and Partisan Review, Editor of Literary Imagination, and curator of poetry at Harvard University. With Christian Wiman, he co-hosts the monthly Poetry magazine podcast and has co-edited The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine (University of Chicago Press).
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