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Circe Maia

Circe Maia was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1932, but has lived most of her life in Tacuarembó where she taught philosophy. In 1972, when the military dictatorship took power in Uruguay, police broke into her house in the middle of the night and arrested her husband for supporting the Tupamaros, leaving Maia behind only because she had just given birth to their daughter, an experience she wrote about in her autobiographical novel, Un Viaje a Salto. She is the author of nine books of poetry. Her collected poems, Circe Maia: Obra poética, was published in Uruguay in 2011. (updated 10/2013)

AGNI has published the following work by Circe Maia:

Vermeer (translated from the Spanish by Jesse Lee Kercheval)

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