Lorraine Caputo

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Translator

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 180 journals on six continents; eleven chapbooks; 18 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.

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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 180 revistas en Canadá, EE.UU., Latinoamérica, Europa, África, Asia y Australia; once poemarios; 18 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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthology:
Drive: Women's True Stories from the Open Road (Seal Press, 2002)
Journals:
Dirty Chai
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Magnolia, A Journal of Women’s Socially Engaged Literature
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Sugar Mule
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Contemporary Verse 2

Poetry

Anthologies:
Beat Texas Anthology (Lamar University Press, 2016)
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Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, 2014)
Chapbooks:
On Galápagos Shores (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2019)
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Notes from the Patagonia: A Year in the Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego of Chile & Argentina (Dancing Girl Press, Chicago, 2017)
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Caribbean Nights (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014)
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Andina Aquarelles (Snark, 2003)
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Noches Latinas / Latina Nights (DiMBy Productions, 2001)
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Seeking Flight (Writing Center, Cuyahoga Community Collage, 1993)
Journals:
A New Ulster
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Agave Magazine
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Blue Fifth Review
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Blue Heron Review
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Blue Violin
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Buffalo Bones
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Canopic Jar
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Chachalaca Poetry Review
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Contemporary Verse 2
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Dream International Quarterly
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Drumvoices Revue
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Edgz
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EntreMares Magazine
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Fish Rapper Digest / Radical Journey
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Impetus
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Mid-American Poetry Review
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Mojave River Review
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Moon Reader
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Munyori Literary Journal
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naturewriting.com
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Nebo
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Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine
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Panoply
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Plum Tree Tavern
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Poetica Review
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Poetry Motel Wallpaper
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Poets Against the War
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Raving Dove
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Red Eft Review
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Red Ochre Lit
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Red River Review
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River King Poetry Supplement
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River Sedge
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Rockhurst Review
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San Fernando Poetry Journal
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Sea Stories
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Seeding the Snow
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Struggle
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Talking Leaves
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The Drabble
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The Fem
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The Mas Tequila Review
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The Word Enamel
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Topology
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Voice of Eve
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Well Versed
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you are here: the journal of creative geography
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Las Vegas Sagradas

Translation

Journals:
Lyrikline, poems by Diana Vallejo, translated from the Spanish
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Lyrikline, poems by Diana Vallejo, translated from the Spanish
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Lyrikline, poems by Diana Vallejo, translated from the Spanish
Prizes won: 

Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Poem of the Month (March 2011)

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
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Last update: Dec 07, 2019