Invoice – José Luis Rico

The poem Invoice was created aduring a workshop with poets writing in their second language. The workshop was organized by Kollektiv Sprachwechsel (Austria) in cooperation with Sivuvalo Platform.
Photography by Emma Toukonen and José Luis Rico.

José Luis Rico (Ciudad Juárez, 1987) is a poet and translator from Mexico currently living in Finland.
His books Duna (2013) and Jabalíes (2015) were published in Mexico by Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro. He has been awarded with creative writing fellowships by Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas, 2010-2012; International Seminary for the Development of Young Translators, sponsored the French Institute for Latin America and the French Embassy in 2012; the Chihuahua State Arts Council “David Alfaro Siqueiros” Fellowship Program in 2014; the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2016-2018; and Mexico’s National Endowment for Arts and Culture in 2018-2019. Winner of the National Poetry Prize for Young Writers “Guillermo López Muñoz” in 2012; the Premio Chihuahua Prize for the Arts and Sciences in 2014 in the category of “Literature” with a specialty in poetry; and the National Prize for Young Poets “Francisco Cervantes Vidal” 2015.
He has translated into Spanish authors Bill Mohr, Edward Myers, Annie Ernaux, Michel Butor and Ludovic Halévy among others.
Jose’s forthcoming projects include an anthology of Peruvian poet Mariela Dreyfus’s work, to be published in Lima, Peru; and an anthology of Mexican drug-traffic-themed folk ballads translated into English, in collaboration with David Shook and Anthony Seidman.

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