Juan Armando Rojas Joo (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1969) Transborder poet, Rojas Joo has published seven books of poetry, a monograph about contemporary Mexican poetry, and has coedited two poetry anthologies denouncing femicide and violence in Ciudad Juarez. Rojas’ poetry has been translated into Arabic, English, Italian and Portuguese and he has been invited to read in national and international literary festivals in countries such as Colombia, Egypt, Iraq and Nicaragua, United States and Costa Rica. In spring 2011 he was the resident poet at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Rojas earned his BA and MA in Latin American Literature at the University of Texas in El Paso, his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, and was a postdoc Mellon Fellow at Amherst College, Massachusetts.
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