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An Alternative to Literature WILLIS PLUMMER INTERVIEWS LUNA MIGUEL

Barcelona’s Luna Miguel is one of the most prolific young poets around. At twenty-three years old, Miguel has already published five poetry collections and received a number of awards for her writing. Her most recent book, La tumba del marinero, was translated into English by Jacob Steinberg, and selections have been published in the bilingual, Beijing-based magazine Chutzpah! and the anthology I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best (Test Centre, 2014). In the United States, Miguel is probably best known for her appearance on the cover of Megan Boyle’s first book, selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda express employee. The cover indicates Miguel’s involvement with the internet-based literary subculture known as ‘alt lit.’ Luna regularly contributes to alt lit publications such as Pop Serial, Illuminati Girl Gang, and Shabby Doll House. Curious to hear what Luna thinks about the future of poetry and how the internet will affect the genre, I emailed her some questions. Here is the result of our conversation:

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Esferas—Issue Two  

Esferas is an undergraduate student and alumni initiative from New York University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. We are a peer-re...

Esferas—Issue Two  

Esferas is an undergraduate student and alumni initiative from New York University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. We are a peer-re...

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