Poet Carmen Iriondo of Buenos Aires, Argentina, chose her writing space, originally her home's dining room, "for its silence and view: plants
and trees in spite of its urban location."
"The painting behind me is the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires by Romulo
Macció, a known artist and a personal friend," says Iriondo. "As an ex–ballet dancer, that
theatre represents for me a mix of creation, beauty, difficulty, mischief,
sweat, and well being, and brings me good memories of my childhood."
"The desk on which I write and read and work and think was made by a
carpenter who agreed to all my demands: size, drawers, height, and above
all, color and texture of the wood," Iriondo adds. "The wood also smells great. It's my