Alberto Blanco

Alberto Blanco is a poet, translator, essayist, and visual artist. Born in Mexico City, Blanco studied chemistry, philosophy, and Oriental Studies. He is the author of over 30 books of poetry, including Giros de faros (1979), Dawn of the Senses: Selected Poems (1995), and Afterglow/Tras el rayo (2011). He has also published translations, essay collections on visual art, and children’s books. Blanco’s poetry has been translated into over 20 languages. Blanco studied with Juan Rulfo as a scholar of the Mexican Writers Center in 1977. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Mexican National System of Art Creators.

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