From Dirty Wars in Argentina and Latvia to Listening to Music: Julie Sophia Paegle

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Born in Utah City to an Argentine mother and a Latvian father, Julie Sophia Paegle was raised in Los Angeles, California, and Utah. She discusses the impact of music, folk culture, and literature on her formation as an essayist and poet during her vacations as a youngster in Catamarca and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having earned honors and awards for her poetry, she pays homage to the ancestors on both sides of her heritages in her work for sharing their stories of survival under severe political and historical events in both Argentina and Latvia. While Paegle has traveled with her family to various cities around the world, she regards nature and the environment as fundamental to our modern civilization by connecting poetic with spatial justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiteratures of the Americas
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameLiteratures of the Americas
ISSN (Print)2634-601X
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6028


  • Argentine Mothers
  • Catamarca
  • Near-death Experience
  • Paegle
  • Real Luxury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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