Chus Pato

CHUS PATO lives in Lalin, Galicia where she teaches history and geography at a local college and is active in the nationalist cultural group Redes Escarlata. Her work has been translated from Galician into German, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Lithuanian, and English. She has published seven books of poetry and is working on her eighth, Thermidor; a selected poems has appeared in Spanish translation; and an excerpt from her m-Tala was published in translation by Nomados, 2002. Her English-language translator and big fan, Erin Moure, hopes to find publishers for her books in North America. In Pato's words, "writing metabolizes the world, even the world that cannot be absorbed into writing."

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