Rowena Hill


Born in Cardiff, U.K., in 1938, she has lived in New Zealand, Italy and India. Since 1975 she has been based in Venezuela; until 1998 she taught English Literature at the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida. Poet, essayist and student of Oriental culture, she has published the poetry collections Celebraciones, 1981, Ida y Vuelta,1987, Legado de Sombras,1997, Desmembramiento, 2002, and Ultimos ritos, 2006.

Among her translations into Spanish are an anthology of Indian metaphysical poetry from kannada , Nombres de lo Innombrable, Poemas de Fleur Adcock, a selection of the ‘untouchable’ poet Mudnakudu Chinnaswamy, and a brief anthology of modern kannada poetry. Among her English translations: Naming the Nameless (from Kannada) and Lover/Amante by Rafael Cadenas.

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