December 3, 2021, 2021
Casa Cultural de las Americas’ International Literature Festival featured a conversation with poet Mara Pastor and Ecuadorian poet Siomara España. The organization and its festival brings together diverse voices to celebrate arts of the Americas in the United States and Europe.
Pastor‘s new book with the University of Arizona Press with translators María José Giménez, and Anna Rosenwong, Deuda Natal, is the winner of the 2020 Ambroggio Prize of the Academy of American Poets. The poems in Deuda Natal propose new ways of understanding as they traverse a thematic landscape of women’s labor, the figure of the nomad and immigrant, and the return from economic exile to confront the catastrophic confluence of disaster and disaster capitalism.