My Poetic Feminism Between Peru and the U.S. Carmen Giménez Smith

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Born and raised in New York City until the age of ten to a Peruvian mother and Argentine father, Carmen Giménez Smith spent her formative years in San José, California. She reveals the significance of developing her feminist consciousness in her poetry and essays by paying tribute to second wave feminism and her mother. Although she was educated and trained as a poet in the U.S., she explains the importance of returning to Lima as an adult and becoming immersed in contemporary Peruvian culture and literature. In addition to earning awards and honors for her poetry and memoir, Giménez Smith comments on the current status of poetry in the United States, Latina/o poets in particular, international poets and her engagement with popular culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiteratures of the Americas
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

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


  • Girly Girl
  • Lyric Essay
  • Peruvian Culture
  • Peruvian Mummy
  • Second-wave Feminism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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