Film, Video Elsa Cross: 2008 National Book Festival

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Elsa Cross: 2008 National Book Festival
Poet Elsa Cross appears at the National Book Festival.
Event Date
September 27, 2008
-  Elsa Cross is the author of 20 books of poetry, including "Jaguar," inspired by ancient sites and symbols of Mexico, and "Espirales," which features selected poems published from 1965 to 1999; and the trilogy: "Los sueos (Elegias)," "Ultramar (Odas)" and "El vino de las cosas (Ditirambos)." Her latest collection is "Cuaderno de Amorgos" (Aldus, 2007). She is a recipient of several awards, including the Premio Nacional de Poesia Nacional Aguascalientes, the Jaime Sabines-Gatien International Poetry Prize (2007) and the Xavier Villurrutia Prize (2008), Mexico's most prestigious poetry prize. She holds a professorship at Mexico's National Autonomous University, where she teaches philosophy of religion and comparative mythology.
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Running Time
40 minutes, 54 seconds
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