Jazmina Barrera

On Lighthouses and the Act of Belonging

Thursday, October 15th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

About the Event

2013 Latin American Voices prize winner Jazmina Barrera returns with her latest book, On Lighthouses, a critical and imaginative study of lighthouses around the world and their meaning to us as individuals. Part memoir and part literary history, Barrera navigates questions of isolation both as a source of pain and of enlightenment with bright and vivid imagery. The Paris Review stated, about her book, “Lighthouses, the ‘frontier between civilization and nature,’ are places of solitude. But they are also signals of shore and home. This book is a light at the end of a tunnel, showing us places we’ll see and things we’ll do when we can go out again.”.Barrera is the editor and co-founder of Ediciones Antilope, and lives in Mexico City. Sponsored by the Cheuse Center.

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About Jazmina Barrera

Jazmina Barrera was born in Mexico City in 1988. She was a fellow at the Foundation for Mexican Letters. Her book of essays Cuerpo extraño (Foreign Body) was awarded the Latin American Voices prize from Literal Publishing in 2013. She has published her work in various print and digital media, such as Paris Review, El Malpensante, Words Without Borders, Nexos, Letras Libres and Electric Literature. She has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University, which she completed with the support of a Fulbright grant. Her book, On Lighthouses was published in 2020 by Two Lines Press. She is editor and co-founder of Ediciones Antílope. She lives in Mexico City.



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