Carmen Rodríguez

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Publications

 

Literary Publications

Retribution Retribution in Norway
  • Retribution
    Women's Press Literary (an imprint of Three O'Clock Press), Toronto, 2011.

    International Latino Book Awards, 2nd Place, Best Popular Novel Category

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    Retribution was awarded Second Place in the Best Popular Novel Category at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in NYC.

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    Synopsis

    When Tania, a thirty-six year old Vancouver artist receives a letter suggesting that her biological father may not be the man she has always known as such, her world turns upside down. As she struggles to understand the implications of this news and delves into her family's complex past, Tania discovers the ultimate retribution that her life represents.

    Narrated by Tania's mother, Sol, and her grandmother, Soledad, Retribution spans over seventy years in the life of the Martínez family, from their daily existence before the 1973 military coup, to the horror that ensued; to their flight to Canada as political refugees, and back to Chile again, as Sol joins the underground resistance movement to the dictatorship and later on looks for the remains of her disappeared husband.

    Uplifting, forceful and unflinching, Retribution evocatively charts a family's journey of struggle and survival from on home to the next as it pays tribute to the fortitude of mother-daughter-granddaughter relationships, and celebrates the triumph of beauty and dignity over darkness and horror.

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  • body to remember cuerpo de entero

    and a body to remember with
    Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 1997.

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    Finalist, Vancouver Book Awards, 1998.



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  • De cuerpo entero, Editorial Los Andes, Santiago, 1997.

    Mención del Premio Municipal de Literatura, Santiago, 1998.

guerra prolongada
    The Apostles Review Lumbre y Relumbre
  • "Atacama", The Apostles Review (Montreal), Number 19, 2017.
  • Canadografía – Antología narrativa latino-canadiense. Edited by Jorge Etcheverry. Editorial Montecristo Montonero, Chillán, 2017.
  • "Legacy", Room (Vancouver), Number 38.1, 2015.
  • "Benedetti no se muere", The Apostles Review (Montreal), Number III, 2014.
  • Lumbre y relumbre: Antología de la poesía hispanocanadiense. Edited by Julio-Torres Recinos and Margarita Feliciano. Editorial Antares and Editorial Lugar Común, Toronto and Ottawa, 2013.
  • La oportunidad perfecta, The Apostles Review (Montreal), Number I, 2013.
  • Cloudburst: An Anthology of Hispanic Canadian Short Stories. Edited by Luis Molina Lora and Julio Torres Recinos. University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, 2013.
  • Lumbre y relumbre – Antología selecta de la poesía hispano canadiense. Edited by Julio Torres Recinos and Margarita Feliciano. Antares y Lugar Común, Toronto y Ottawa, 2013.
  • "Confesiones", The Apostles Review (Montreal), Number I, 2012.
  • "Legado", The Apostles Review (Montreal), Number I, 2012.
  • Borealis – Antología Literaria de El Dorado. Edited by Luciano Díaz and Jorge Etcheverry. Verbum Veritas/La cita trunca, Ottawa, 2011.
  • La voz y la memoria – Antología de la poesía chilena en Canadá. Edited by Luis A. Torres and Luciano Díaz. RIL Editores, Santiago, 2009.
  • Las imposturas de Eros – Cuentos de amor en la postmodernidad. Edited by Luis Molina-Lora and Julio Torres-Recinos. Editorial Lugar Común, Ottawa, 2009.
  • Retrato de una nube – Primera antología del cuento hispano en Canadá. Edited by Luis Molina-Lora and Julio Torres-Recinos. Editorial Lugar Común, Ottawa, 2008.
  • Ruptures, Continuities and Re-Learning the Political Participation of Latin Americans in Canada. Edited by Jorge Ginieniewicz and Daniel Schugurensky. Transformative Learning Centre and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, 2006.
  • Boreal. Edited by Luciano Díaz and Jorge Etcheverry. Verbum Veritas/La Cita Trunca, Ottawa, 2002.
  • "Journey", Journey (Surrey), fall 2002.
  • Ambush in Chinatown, Prism International (Vancouver), fall 2002.
  • Poetas sin fronteras. Edited by Ramiro Lagos. Editorial Verbum, Madrid, 2000.
  • "Mi amor, El abrazo, Los zapatos", Alter Vox (Ottawa), spring 1999.
  • "Bodily Yearning, ¿, Original Language", Ellipse (Montreal), fall 1997.
  • "The Body Remembers", Geist (Vancouver), fall 1997.
  • "A Balanced Diet – Laughing and Crying at the House in the Air", Descante (Toronto), summer 1997.
  • "Adios Piazzolla", The Malahat Review (Victoria), spring 1997.
  • Sweet Secret: Menstruation Stories. Edited by Kathleen O'Grady and Paula Wansbrough. The Other Press, Toronto, 1997.
  • "Breaking the Ice", Possibilitiis (Toronto), fall 1996.
  • "Trespass", West Coast Line (Burnaby), spring 1996.
  • "Home, Naked Out There, Positions", ARC – Canadian National Poetry Magazine (Ottawa), fall 1995.
  • The Other Woman: Writings by Women of Colour in Contemporary Canadian Literature. Edited by Makeda Silvera. Sister Vision, Toronto, 1994.
  • Colour. An Issue. Edited by Roy Miki and Fred Wah. West Coast Line, Burnaby, 1994.
  • "Original Language, Protracted War, Working Class Chilean Kid in Vancouver 1998",Prison Journal (Burnaby), Number 9/10, 1992.
  • "The Mirror",Prison Journal (Burnaby), Number 9/10, 1992.
  • Antología de la poesía femenina latinoamericana en el Canadá. El Unicornio Verde, Montreal, 1992.
  • "Hands", The Capilano Review (North Vancouver), fall 1991.
  • "Tiny Boats in the Bay", Aquelarre Magazine (Vancouver), fall 1991.
  • "Reproductions, Warm Flesh, Protracted War", Fireweed (Toronto), fall 1991.
  • Her Memory, The Capilano Review (North Vancouver), fall 1991.
  • "Oma", Aquelarre Magazine (Vancouver), winter 1990.
  • "Acuarela", Paula Magazine (Santiago), April 1973 (Honorary Mention, Paula Magazine literary contest).
  • "Centro Cultural Latinoamericano de Vancouver: un ejemplo de emergencia social". eTEMAS 85-86, La Habana, 2017.
  • "Writing and Activism". Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas, edited by Julie Shayne, SUNY Press, New York, July, 2014.
  • "Reverse Angle: Latin American Cinema in the Eyes of the World", Vancouver Latin American Film Festival Catalogue, Vancouver, 2008.
  • "Patricio Guzmán's Salvador Allende: Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future", DOXA Documentary Film Festival Catalogue, Vancouver, 2005.
  • "A Memory of Paine", New Internationalist (Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand), December 2005.
  • "I Believe in Reincarnation: On Issues of Translation and Bilingual Writing", Prism International (Vancouver), Fall, 2002.
  • "Trasiego", Journey (Surrey), Fall, 2002.
  • "Remembering the Future", New Internationalist (Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand), November, 2000.
  • "Breaking Stereotypes - The Cultural Work of Latinas in Canada", Briarpatch (Regina), March, 1996.
  • "I Live in a Language that's not Mine", The Other Woman: Writings by Women of Colour in Contemporary Canadian Literature. Edited by Makeda Silvera. Sister Vision, Toronto, 1994.
  • "Going Home: Reflections on Issues of Colour, Culture, Gender and Exile", Colour. An Issue. Edited by Roy Miki and Fred Wah, West Coast Line, Burnaby, 1994.

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