Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities

Julia Leverone

Visiting Assistant Professor

Areas of Specialization:  Poetry, Latin American literature

Office:  JO 5.410B
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]

I'm Julia Leverone, a comparatist teaching Spanish language and creative writing at UT Dallas. I am a poet and translator from Spanish with publication credits in national and international literary journals including Witness, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Massachusetts Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Cimarron Review. I have two poetry chapbooks, the most recent of which is Little Escape, winner of the 2016 Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award. I hold editorial positions at Sakura Review and Asymptote.

My research interests include comparing poetry of witness, confessionalism, and the testimonial mode of and beyond Latin America and the United States.

I am a faculty associate of the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives at UT Dallas and the faculty advisor for the University Literature Club.

Recent Courses:  View courses taught by Julia Leverone

Work Samples and Publications: 

Julia Leverone's debut book of translations of poems by Francisco "Paco" Urondo is now available from Diálogos Books. The poems span twenty years of a life and praxis dedicated to militating against Argentine state repression and violence and advocating public memory.

For a review of the book, click here.

And a link to the book, which received a grant through the PROSUR program of the Argentine government: https://www.lavenderink.org/site/shop/fuel-and-fire/?v=7516fd43adaa


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis
M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Maryland
B.A. in Spanish, Tufts University

Curriculum Vitae:  Julia Leverone's CV