The Fox and the Moon is a selection from the original El Zorro y la Luna, a compilation that included nearly all of José Antonio Mazzotti’s poetry in Spanish. Mazzotti’s poetry is multi-faceted and nuanced. Its style, in many ways, signals the evolution of Spanish American poetry from 1980s conversationalism to the neo-Baroque of the twenty-first century. José Antonio Mazzotti was born in Peru in 1961 and moved to the United States in 1988. He currently holds the King Felipe VI of Spain Professorship in Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University in Boston. In 2018 he was awarded the prestigious José Lezama Lima Poetry Prize, from the Casa de las Américas in Cuba, for his El Zorro y la Luna (Salem and New York: Axiara Editions and Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española, 2016).
March 23, 2018