About

"I have the utmost admiration for Alicia Partnoy's work and spirit." —Adrienne Rich

Poet, memoirist, scholar, and human rights activist Alicia Partnoy is the author, translator or editor of eleven books and a poetry chapbook. She is better known for The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival, which was evidence in the trials against the genocide perpetrators that terrorized Argentina in the 70’s. This literary account of her experience as a disappeared in her homeland was published in Spanish, English, French, and Bengali. Its theatre adaptation debuted in Nepal by One World Theatre, with Partnoy as a performer. Former co-editor of Chicana Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, Dr. Partnoy has been twice a Pushcart Foundation Writer’s Choice Selection (Tobias Wolff and Bobbie Ann Mason), and has been listed in the London Times as a best-seller. Her poems, testimonial texts, and scholarship have been widely published in the U.S.A and abroad.

Her poetry collection, Flowering Fires/Fuegos florales, translated by Gail Wronsky, received the First Settlement House American Poetry Prize. Poems from her Revenge of the Apple/Venganza de la manzana rode the Metro in New York, Dallas and Washington D.C, and were musicalized by Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Alicia Partnoy served on the boards of directors of PEN West and Roadwork, and was Vice President of Amnesty International U.S.A. A professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Partnoy presides over Proyecto VOS-Voices of Survivors.

Sobre La Autora

 

“Tenía que volar bajito Alicia Partnoy porque de lo contrario no habría podido rastrear toda esa sangre, todos esos huesos desparramados, todos esos espíritus que se quedaron colgando de las astas de un molino. . . nos obliga a recordar a esa niña tierna que nos espera siempre y se llama Solidaridad.” Claribel Alegría

 

La escritora, académica y activista de derechos humanos Alicia Partnoy es sobreviviente de los campos secretos de detención donde 30.000 argentinos “desaparecieron” entre 1976 y 1983. Más conocida por su libro La Escuelita. Relatos Testimoniales, que fue presentado como evidencia en los juicios contra los genocidas en Bahía Blanca, Partnoy es autora, traductora o compiladora de once libros y un cuaderno de poesía. Sus ensayos académicos, poemas y relatos han sido publicados en docenas de revistas especializadas en América Latina, Estados Unidos y Europa. La Dra. Partnoy fue co-editora de la revista cultural Chicana Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. Los escritores Tobias Wolff y Bobbie Ann Mason la seleccionaron en dos oportunidades para el prestigioso premio Pushcart Foundation Writer’s Choice. Alicia Partnoy participó en las juntas directivas de PEN West, Amnistía Internacional EE.UU y Roadwork y es una de las fundadoras de Proyecto VOS-Voces

de sobrevivientes. Radicada en Los Angeles, Partnoy es profesora de lengua y literatura latinoamericana en la Universidad Loyola Marymount.

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