Ivón Gordon Vailakis

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Ivón Gordon Vailakis, poet, essayist and literary critic, has published Colibríes en el exilio (Ecuador: El Conejó Press, 1997), Nuestrario (Mexico: Impreteri Press, 1987) and Manzanilla del insomnio (El Conejó, 2002), which was an honorable mention in the Jorge Carrera Andreade Award in Poetry and winner of the Artist of the Year award from the city of Quito. Her poetry and critical essays have appeared in journals in the Ecuador and Mexico and the United States. Colibíies en el exilio was a finalist for the prestigious Extraordinary Award of the Casa de las Americas. Born in Quito, she immigrated to the U. S., receiving a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and is a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at University of Redlands in California. A former Fulbright Scholar, her interests include Latin American poetry, the Latino Diaspora and borderlands studies. Her scholarly interests include Gabriela Mistral, and Ecuadorian poets César Vallejo and Jorge Carrera Andrade. Colibríes en el exilio (Hummingbirds in Exile) has been translated by J. C. Todd


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