Alejandra Pizarnik


Alejandra Pizarnik (1936-1972) was a leading voice in twentieth-century Latin American poetry. Born in Avellaneda to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Pizarnik studied literature and painting at the University of Buenos Aires and spent most of her life in Argentina. In 1960, she moved to Paris, where she was influenced by the work of the Surrealists and participated in a vibrant expatriate community of writers that included Julio Cortazar and Octavio Paz. Known primarily for her poetry, Pizarnik also wrote experimental fiction, plays, a literary diary, and works of criticism. She died in Buenos Aires, of an apparent drug overdose, at the age of thirty-six.


Diana's Tree

Alejandra Pizarnik


The Most Foreign Country

Alejandra Pizarnik


A Musical Hell

Alejandra Pizarnik


Poetry Pamphlets 5-8

Hilda Doolittle, Forrest Gander, et al.


New Direction Poetry Pamphlets

Oliverio Girondo, Bernadette Mayer, et al.


Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 - 1972

Alejandra Pizarnik


The Galloping Hour: French Poems

Alejandra Pizarnik