Marjorie Agosín was born to Jewish Chilean parents and as an adolescent moved with her family to the United States to escape the military coup that overthrew Salvador Allende’s Socialist government. Among her many books of poetry are At the Threshold of Memory (White Pine, 2003), An Absence of Shadows (White Pine, 1998), and Starry Night (White Pine, 1996), winner of the Letras de Oro Prize for poetry from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Her most recent books of prose are Writing Toward Hope: The Literature of Human Rights in Latin America (Yale, 2006), Secrets in the Sand: The Young Women of Ciudad Juárez (White Pine, 2006), and Cartographies: Meditations on Travel (Georgia, 2004), introduced by Isabel Allende.
Published in VQR
* The Mothers of Exile, Fall 2007
* The Empty House, Fall 2007
* Scent of Chile at Daybreak, Fall 2007
* You, Fall 2007
* Nothing Was Known, Fall 2007