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Florencia Milito

Writer│Poet│Educator│Translator

 

About

Florencia Milito is a bilingual poet, memoirist, and translator whose work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Indiana Review, Catamaran, Entremares, Digging through the Fat, Diálogo, 92nd Street Y, Kenyon Review, Quiet Lightning, Ninth Letter, and Latinas: Struggles & Protests in 21st Century USA, among others. A Hedgebrook and Community of Writers alumna, and SF Grotto and CantoMundo fellow, her writing has been influenced by her early experience fleeing Argentina’s 1976 coup, subsequent childhood in Venezuela, and immigration to the United States at the age of nine. In 2011, she was a reader at the Festival Internacional de Poesía de Rosario. In 2020, she read at the 8th Winter Warmer Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland. Ituizángo: Exiles and Reveries is her first collection.

 
Ituzaingo cover art

the lyric, the cobalt-blue lotus in my dream,
elusive, this persistent compass