Julio Marzán

Julio Marzán

Julio Marzán is a writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. He has published two books of poetry, one in English, Translations without Originals (I. Reed Books), and one in Spanish Puerta de Tierra (University of Puerto Rico Press), and a novella-in-stories, The Bonjour Gene (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005). From 2007 until 2010 he served as the fourth Poet Laureate of Queens, NYC.

By Word of Mouth

Poetry by William Carlos Williams

Edited by Jonathan Cohen

With a contribution by Julio Marzán

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) produced a startling number of translations of both Spanish and Latin American poetry starting during WWI and continuing through the late fifties. Williams grew up in a Spanish-speaking home and sometimes described himself as half-Spanish. His mother was Puerto Rican and his father spoke Spanish fluently. “Spanish is not, in the sense to which I refer, a literary language,” Williams wrote in his Autobiography. “It has a place of its own, an independent place very sympathetic to the New World.…
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