The Body, the Landscape: Greece Poems 1979-80

The Body, the Landscape: Greece Poems 1979-80

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Author: Hanni Ossott

Translator: Clara Briceño Zappacosta 

Publisher: Kenning Editions (2022)

Born February 14, 1946 in Caracas, Hanni Ossott studied at and joined the faculty in Literature of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, focusing on German literature and philosophy: Heidegger, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Rilke. In 1979, Ossott went to Greece to study Plato and Heraclitus at the University of Athens. There she wrote the poems that would appear in her 1983 volume Hasta que llegue el dia y huyan las sombras, as well as the previously unpublished poems presented in this chapbook. Ossott would go on to publish five additional volumes of poetry. She also was awarded the José Antonio Ramos Sucre Prize and the Lazo Martí Prize, and worked as a translator and a critic.