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Mark Eisner

Mark Eisner has spent most of the past two decades working on projects related to Pablo Neruda, culminating in Ecco's 2018 publication of his PEN Finalist Neruda: The Biography of a Poet. Bay Area novelist Cristina García described it as a "definitive" work that "reads like a beautifully written novel." Eisner also edited and was one of the principal translators for City Lights' The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems and wrote the introduction to their first-ever English translation of Neruda’s venture of the infinite man, presented at the 2017 Litquake. Outside of Pablo, Eisner was involved with the founding of the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco, and co-edited a multilingual anthology of Latin American resistance poetry, forthcoming in Fall, 2020.

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