Confessions of an Imperialist Princess: the Poetics (the habit) of Conquest

Confessions of an Imperialist Princess: the Poetics (the habit) of Conquest

Peg Boyers was born in 1952 in San Tomé, Venezuela. She spent her first twelve years of school in twelve locations—including Havana, Cuba, Pakambaru, Indonesia, Venice, Italy and Tripoli, Libya— not to mention a year without any school at all and...

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Peg Boyers was born in 1952 in San Tomé, Venezuela. She spent her first twelve years of school in twelve locations—including Havana, Cuba, Pakambaru, Indonesia, Venice, Italy and Tripoli, Libya— not to mention a year without any school at all and another achieved through correspondence courses while residing in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. When she landed in Saratoga Springs, NY for four consecutive years at Skidmore College she put down roots and stayed there. She teaches Creative Writing at Skidmore and is the Executive Editor of the quarterly, SALMAGUNDI. Boyers' poems have appeared in The Paris Review , The New Republic , Slate, Ploughshares , Raritan , Daedalus , Notre Dame Review , Southern Review , Southwest Review , New England Review , Ontario Review , Partisan Review , The New Criterion , Michigan Quarterly Review , Guernica , and other magazines. She is author of two books of poems, HARD BREAD (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and HONEY WITH TOBACCO (University of Chicago Press, 2007). Boyers has translated, from Spanish and Italian, such writers as Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Natalia Ginzburg. She has also conducted extensive published interviews with such writers as Ariel Dorfman and Natalia Ginzburg. She is the co-editor (with Robert Boyers) of THE SALMAGUNDI READER and THE NEW SALMAGUNDI READER, published, respectively, by the University of Indiana Press and Syracuse University Press.