Felipe Benítez Reyes is a primary figure of the Spanish movement, The Poetry of Experience. Probable Lives won the 1996 National Book Award in Spain, 1996 National Critics' Award in Spain, and the City of Melilla International Prize. Other awards include the Ateneo de Sevilla Prize, the Ojo Crítico Award from Radio Nacional, the Luis Cernuda Prize, and Fundación Loewe Prize. Aaron Zaritzky holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona (2004). He has worked as a language instructor for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona since 2002. He received a Tinker Grant to research Benítez's use of literary allusion in the Spanish National Library.
Acclaimed Spanish poet's make-believe anthology of non-existent 20th century writers forgotten in their own time.
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