Buenos Aires: Ediciones del Dock, (Col. Pez Náufrago.), 1998. third edition. Paperback. 68p, wrps. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #609
Jorge Boccanera was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, in 1952. He taught literature and journalism at the University of Costa Rica and the National University of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina). During the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983), he went into exile in Mexico. He returned to his country in 1984. In 1989, he moved to Costa Rica, where he lived until 1997, when he returned to Buenos Aires, where he lives.
As a journalist, he was editor in chief of the weeklies: Crisis, from Argentina, Plural, from Mexico, Aportes, from Costa Rica, and editor of the Forja cultural supplement at the University of Costa Rica. Write the weekly column "Dialogues with Jorge Boccanera" in the Literary Supplement Telam of the news agency of the Argentine State. He is director of the cultural magazine Nómada. As a poet several of his poems have been converted into lyrics by artists such as Mercedes Sosa, Alejandro del Prado, Lilia Vera, Raul Carnota, Silvio Rodriguez, Enrique Llopis, Marcelo Boccanera and Litto Nebbia. He directs the Chair of Latin American Poetry of the National University of San Martín in the province of Buenos Air.