Switchback Books is excited to announce the publication of Mónica de la Torre's Talk Shows in early 2007.
Mónica de la Torre is co-author of the book Appendices, Illustrations & Notes (Smart Art Press) with artist Terence Gower, and co-editor, with Michael Wiegers, of Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press). She edited and translated the volume Poems by Gerardo Deniz, published by Lost Roads and Taller Ditoria, and has translated numerous other Spanish-language poets. Born and raised in Mexico City, she moved to New York in 1993. She has been the poetry editor of The Brooklyn Rail since 2001 and is pursuing a PhD in Spanish Literature at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in journals including Art on Paper, BOMB, Bombay Gin, Boston Review, Chain, Circumference, Fence, Mandorla, Review: Latin American Literature and Arts, and Twentysix. Talk Shows is her first book of original poetry in English....
Cathy Nieciecki is an award-winning art director for a global advertising agency. Trained in graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she is responsible for developing corporate identities and the associated branding. Cathy designed the Switchback Books logo and will be the designer for our books. She is also an accomplished photographer.
Here's a few samples of Cathy's work, titled as follows: "Dollie Two," "Isham," and "Clayton."
Because shortly, we'll be announcing the name of our first poet! We are so excited that we can hardly stand it... Stay tuned in because the announcement will come sometime in the next week, week and a half.
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