Casa vacía / Empty House
Iowa City, October 2021
Casa vacía / Empty House features prose and poetry written by graduate students from the MFA Program in Spanish Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. This book is the second in the Spanish and Portuguese Department’s Movimiento perpetuo series. The Spanish original works, by Christian de León, Juan Díaz Ortiz, Leticia Fernández-Fontecha, and Yamila Transtenvot, are presented with their English translations, each of which were crafted by established literary translators. Casa vacía / Empty House delivers a preview into the early writings, understood as both journey and process in the creative experience, of emerging artists from diverse, Spanish speaking cultures. As such, the book could offer a glimpse into the evolution of the Spanish-language literature of the future.