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Self-Portrait as an Iguana

Appearance Date: 10/29/2022

This bilingual (Spanish and English) book of poems is about home and notions of home and different kinds of self-portraiture. Among the poems in the collection is a sequence on Albrecht Dürer’s self-portraits that meditates on how we see and interpret the world and how we fashion images of ourselves for others.

About the Author

Jeremy Paden is a professor of Spanish at Transylvania University. He is the author of “ruina montium,” a chapbook about the 2010 mining collapse in Copiapó, Chile, and “prison recipes”, a chapbook about a period of state sponsored violence in Argentina during the late 1970s. Both of these collections were published by the Frankfort-based publishing house Broadstone Books. His bilingual, illustrated children’s book about the migrant caravans, Under the Ocelot Sun, recently won the Campoy-Ada prize for Spanish language picture books. It is published by the Lexington-based Shadelandhouse Modern Press. His collection of poems, “world as sacred burning heart,” published by 3: A Taos Press, is about the colonization of the Americas.

Jeremy Paden