threeby Susana Thénon, translated from the Spanish by Rebekah Smith
Susana Thénon (Buenos Aires, 1935–1991) was a poet, essayist, translator, and photographer. Along with Juana Bignozzi and Alejandra Pizarnik, Thénon is considered part of Argentina’s “’60s Generation.” She published five books of poetry: Edad sin tregua (1958), Habitante de la nada (1959), De lugares extraños (1967), Distancias (1984), and Ova completa(1987). Between 1967 and 1984, she focused more on photography, and her photographs can be seen in Brindis a la danza (2010) and idilios (2014) both by Iris Scaccheri. Rebekah Smith translates from Spanish, edits at Ugly Duckling Presse, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at NYU.