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The Wardrobe Mistress

by (author) Beatriz Hausner

Ekstasis Editions
Initial publish date
Jan 2003
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2003
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Erotic, surrealist and musical, the poems of The Wardrobe Mistress invoke a wardrobe world where the keeper of the clothes is also the keeper of keys that unlock the hidden secrets of people and things. Smart, funny and seductive, these poems will entice and entrance anyone interested in new poetry.

About the author

Beatriz Hausner has published several poetry collections, including The Wardrobe Mistress, Sew Him Up, and Enter The Raccoon. Selected poems and chapbooks of hers have been published internationally and translated into several languages. Hausner is a respected historian and translator of Latin American Surrealism, with recent essays published in The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism in 2019. Her translations of César Moro, the poets of Mandrágora, as well as essays and fiction by legends like Aldo Pellegrini and Eugenio Granell have exerted an important influence on her work. Hausner's history of advocacy in Canadian literary culture is also well known: she has worked as a literary programmer in Toronto, her hometown, and was Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission. She is currently President of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada, a position she held twice before.

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