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Praise for Flight 294
Victor Manuel Mendiola’s major work ascends like a vine, like a jet, a revved up imagination drawn by an elegant classical spirit. Flight 294, in this language-wise English version, is a remarkable poem by an important contemporary Mexican Poet.
— Sandra McPherson, Swan Scythe Press
About Victor Manuel Mendiola
Victor Manuel Mendiola (Mexico City, 1954) is the author of numerous poetry books including Vuelo 294 (1997), Las 12:00 en Malinalco (1998), and Papel Revolución (2000). He has also published two books of critical essays on Hispano-American poetry: Sin Cera (2001), and Breves Ensayos Largos (2001), as well as being the editor of the anthologies Antología Poesía Mexicana, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (1996), Poesía en Segundos (2000) and Sol de Mi Antojo, Antología Poética de Erotisismo Gay (2001). He was a writer in residence at Banff and currently is the recipient of a grant from the Sistema Nacional de Creadores. He was the President of Mexico’s PEN Club from 1997 to 2000. Mendiola is the publisher and editor of Ediciones El Tucán de Virginia, a poetry press in Mexico City. He has published literary criticism in Mexico’s principal newspapers and magazines.