Around the World: Russia, Denmark, Argentina, Mexico

March 23, 2014   •   By Jeffrey Zuckerman, Kevin Moss, Pedja Jurisic, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Katherine M. Hedeen

In this month's edition of "Around the World," a very special tribute to celebrated poet Juan Gelman from two of his close friends: Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez. In addition: Kevin Moss considers the status of gay life in Russia in his review of Gay Propaganda: Russia Love Stories; Pedja Jurisic reports from Copenhagen on the rise of teen poet sensation Yahya Hassan, whose rage-fueled poetry has electrified Denmark; and Jeffrey Zuckerman surveys the work and personality of Mario Bellatin, a leading Spanish-language fiction writer who has published dozens of novellas. 




"Juan Gelman or 'about a truth that didn’t believe in death'" by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez




Hassan, Yahya


 "All the Rage in Denmark: Yahya Hassan and the Danish Integration Debate" by Pedja Jurisic



Bellatin, Mario



"I Sing the Body Prosthetic: On Mario Bellatin’s Mishima’s Illustrated Biography" by Jeffrey Zuckerman



Gay Propaganda




"When Gay Russia Speaks" by Kevin Moss