from FIAT LUX by Paula Abramo – translated by Dick Cluster

Richard Cluster


Paula Abramo’s collection Fiat Lux won the 2013 Premio de Poesías Joaquín Xirau Icaza for the best book of poetry by a writer under forty. She co-authored Yo soy la otra: las mujeres y la cultura en México (2017) and the art installation Ropa Sucia (2017), both exploring the invisibility of Mexican female writers and artists. She has also translated 50 books from Portuguese to Spanish.

Dick Cluster’s most recent translations include Gabriela Alemán’s Poso Wells (City Lights, 2018), Mylene Fernández’s A Corner of the World (City Lights, 2014), Pedro de Jesús’s Vital Signs (Lavender Ink/Diálogos 2014), and his anthology Kill the Ámpaya!: Best Latin American Baseball Fiction (Mandel-Vilar 2017). He also writes history and fiction, including The History of Havana (co-authored with Rafael Hernández) and a crime novel series.