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Spit Temple
By (author): Cecilia Vicuna Translated by: Rosa Alcala
9781937027032 Paperback, Trade English POETRY / Caribbean & Latin American Nov 15, 2012
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The first overview of the work of this seminal multi-disciplinary artist, Spit Temple collects texts and transcriptions of Cecilia Vicuna's uncategorizable improvised performances, which combine singing, movement, chants, and stories. Also included are a critical introduction by Rosa Alcala, a poetic memoir by Vicuna addressing her life in performance, images from Vicuna's extensive personal archive, and response pieces by Maria Damon, Linda Duke, Nada Gordon, Jena Osman, Kenneth Sherwood, Juliana Spahr, Dennis Tedlock, Edwin Torres, and Rodrigo Toscano. "Vicuna's work, at its very essence, is ?a way of remembering??as if exile and recall joined to unravel an ?autobiography in debris;? as one personal story within a larger narrative." ?Roberto Tejada

Cecilia Vicuna is a Chilean poet, artist and filmmaker. The author of twenty poetry books published in Europe, Latin America and the U.S., she performs and exhibits her work widely. A precursor of conceptual, impermanent art and the improvisatory oral performance, her work deals with the interactions between language, earth and textiles. Her most recent book is Saborami, Chain Links, 2011. Chanccani Quipu, an artist book, was recently published by Granary Books. She co-edited the OxfordBook of Latin American Poetry, New York, 2009. Since 1980 she divides her time between Chile and New York. Rosa Alcala is the author of a poetry collection, Undocumentaries (Shearsman Books, 2010), and has translated poetry by Cecilia Vicuna, Lourdes Vazquez, and Lila Zemborain, among others. She teaches at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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