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Lila Zemborain

Clinical Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Lila Zemborain is an Argentine poet and critic who has lived in New York since 1985. She is the author of several poetry collections: Abrete sésamo debajo del agua (1993), Usted (1998), Guardianes del secreto (2002) - translated into English as Guardians of the Secret (2009), Malvas orquídeas del mar (2004) - translated into English as Mauve Sea-Orchids (2007) - Rasgado (2006) –translated into French as Déchiré (2013),  El rumor de los bordes (2011), Diario de la hamaca paraguaya (2014), Materia blanda (2014), and the chapbooks Ardores (1989), and Pampa (2001). She has collaborated with artist Martin Reyna in La couleur de l’ eau / El color del agua (2008) translated into French by Sarah T. Reyna, and with poet Joan Navarro and artist Pere Salinas in Llum Cinabri / Calma tectónica (2015) -translated into Catalan by Joan Navarro-. Her work has also appeared in the art catalogues Alessandro Twombly (2007) – translated by Rosa Alcalá, Heidi McFall (2005) translated by Hanya Wozniak, and in numerous publications from Latin America, Spain and the US. Zemborain holds a Ph.D. degree from New York University. Also a critic, she is the author of Gabriela Mistral. Una mujer sin rostro (2002). She is the Creative editor of Xul Solar. Jorge Luis Borges. The Art of Friendship (2013). She has been the director and editor of the Rebel Road Series (2000-2007) and, since 2004, she curates the KJCC Poetry Series at New York University. In 2006 she taught in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. In 2007 she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship, in 2010 a Residency Fellowship at the Millay Colony, and in 2015 she was a finalist for the Festival de la Lira Awarad, from Ecuador. She was the Director of the Creative Writing in Spanish Program from 2009 to 2012.

Updated on 11/16/2016