Mónica de la Torre Writing
Mónica de la Torre works with and between languages. Her most recent poetry book is The Happy End/All Welcome, a riff on the art installation The Happy End of Franz Kafka's America, itself a riff on Kafka's unfinished Amerika. It was published by Ugly Duckling Presse, which also put out her translation of Defense of the Idol by Chilean modernist Omar Cáceres in 2018. Other books of hers include Public Domain and Sociedad Anónima. She was born and raised in Mexico City and has lived in New York City since the 1990s. A contributing editor to BOMB Magazine, she writes about art and frequently collaborates with artists. New work appears in Big Big Wednesday and A Public Space. Her new book of poems, Repetition Nineteen, is forthcoming from Nightboat in 2020.