Aurora Arias (Santo Domingo, 1962– ) is a poet and fiction writer, and considered one of the most important members of her poetic generation, “the generation of the 80s.” She has two books of poetry, Vivienda de pajaros and Piano lila, and three books of short stories, Invi’s Paradise y otros relatos, Fin de mundo y otros relatos, and Emoticons. She was co-editor of Quehaceres, a journal published by Centro de Investigación para la Acción Femenina (CIPAF). Her work has been translated into a number of languages, including English, French, German, Icelandic, Bengali, and Italian, and selected for many anthologies, including Common Threads: Afro Hispanic Women’s Literature, ed. Clementina Adams (1998); Sólo cuento (2010); and Les bonnes nouvelles de l'Amérique latine (2010).
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