José Kozer (b. 1940, Havana): A prolific poet, Kozer has published more than 30 books of poetry, including Padres y otras profesiones, Y así tomaron posesión en las ciudades, El carillón de los muertos, Trazas del lirondo, Et mutabile and Una huella destartalada. His work has been translated into several languages. Kozer is also an essayist and translator, and taught Spanish and Latin American Literature at Queens College (CUNY) for 32 years. In 2013, he won the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize. (Cintas for literature 1974-75)

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