Juvenal Acosta

Juvenal Acosta was born in Mexico City and has been a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986. He is the author of a trilogy of noir novels called "Trilogía Negra" (El cazador de tatuajes, Terciopelo violento, and La hora ciega), and a neogothic vampire novel, Tenebroso, and the novel The Tattoo Hunter. Acosta has published three books in collaboration with artists: Paper of Live Flesh and Tango of the Scar (both limited edition artist books) and Tauromaquia (an essay on bullfighting and photography). He is the editor of Alberto Blanco’s Dawn of the Senses: Selected Poems (Pocket Poets Series No 52) and Light from a Nearby Window: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, both published by City Lights.

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