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Lorraine Caputo

Author's Bio

Lorraine Caputo is a travel writer, poet, translator and artist who has journeyed the length and breadth of the Americas for over 20 years. Her literary works appear in English and Spanish in over 70 journals in Canada, the US and Latin America; seven chapbooks; three anthologies; and five recordings, including Latin Nights / Latina Noches (Dimby, 2000). Caputo also has done more than 200 literary readings from Alaska to Patagonia, and is a prize-winning slam poet. She co-founded performance artist collectives and organized events in several US states. She has translated the works of Uruguayan poet Cristina Rodríguez Cabral, among other writers. Through these expressions, Lorraine Caputo teaches, affirms and inspires, creating bridges of understanding between cultures, between pueblos. * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * - * Lorraine Caputo es escritora de viajes, poeta, traductora y artista y desde hace más de 20 años recorre el continente americano a lo largo y a lo ancho. Su obra literaria aparece en inglés y español en más de 70 revistas en Canadá, EE.UU. y Latinoamérica; siete poemarios; tres antologías y cinco grabaciones, entre ellas Latin Nights / Latina Noches (Dimby, 2000). Caputo ha participado en más de 200 encuentros de lectura literaria, desde Alaska hasta la Patagonia y fue premiada en concursos de poesía conocidos como “poetry slam”. Es co fundadora de colectivos de artistas de performance art o arte en vivo y organizó eventos en varios estados de EE.UU. Tradujo al inglés la obra de la poeta uruguaya Cristina Rodríguez Cabral, entre otras. A través de estas expresiones, Lorraine Caputo enseña, afirma e inspira, la creación de puentes entendimiento entre culturas, entre pueblos.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Andina Aquarelles (Snark, 2003), Noches Latinas / Latina Nights (DiMBy Productions, 2001), Seeking Flight (Writing Center, Cuyahoga Community Collage, 1993)
Anthologies:
Drive: Women's True Stories from the Open Road (Seal Press, 2002)
Journals:
Aurorean, Blue Fifth Review, Blue Violin, Buffalo Bones, Chariton Review, Contemporary Verse 2, Dream International Quarterly, Drumvoices Revue, Edgz, Fish Rapper Digest / Radical Journey, Impetus, Las Vegas Sagradas, Lowestoft Chronicle, Magnolia, A Journal of Women’s Socially Engaged Literature, Mid-American Poetry Review, Moon Reader, Pleiades, Poetry Motel Wallpaper, Poets Against the War, Raving Dove, Red Ochre Lit, Red River Review, River King Poetry Supplement, River Sedge, Rockhurst Review, San Fernando Poetry Journal, San Pedro River Review, Sea Stories, Seeding the Snow, Struggle, Talking Leaves, The Word Enamel, Well Versed
Prizes:
Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Poem of the Month (March 2011)

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka; Ibtisam Barakat, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Barbara Kingsolver, Zora Neale Hurston, B Traven, Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene, John Steinbeck. Nicolás Guillén, Pablo Neruda, Daisy Zamora, Gioconda Belli, Cristina Rodríguez Cabral, Mario Benedetti, Ernesto Cardenal; Gabriel García Márquez, Julia Álvarez, Julio Cortázar, Eduardo Galeano, Ernesto Sabato, Manuel Zapata Olivera. Bertolt Brecht, Hermann Hesse; Paulo Coehlo, Agosto Boal, José Saramago. ... and many, many others ...

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Listing last updated: February 2, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
Spanish

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