Arturo Mantecón

Arturo Mantecón is a poet and literary translator whose poems have appeared in various reviews and anthologies. His books of translation include three volumes of the collected works of Leopoldo María Panero and selected works by Francisco Ferrer Lerín (for which he won the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles award in 2017) and Mario Santiago Papasquiaro.

Before the Night Comes; a collection of poems by one of his heteronyms, José Primitivo Charlevoix, was published by Nomadic Press in March of this year. Also published this past March was Mantecón’s code-switching hybrid work of poetry and prose, El Día Más Delicioso de mi Vida. His Arthurian romance, The White Pig, The Black Cat, and the Giant of Mont Saint Michel is due out by October of this year from Whiskey Tit Press.

He is currently at work on a novel with the provisional title, Thrake and the Ominous Chimney and a series of absurd vignettes, The Man With Far Too Many Qualities.

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