Jane Duran (born 1944) is a Cuban-born poet.
Duran was born to an American mother and a Spanish father who had fought with the Republican army in the Spanish Civil war. He fled Spain after Franco's victory but would never talk about his experiences. The themes of silences, loss and exile haunt much of her work. Duran was brought up in the United States and Chile, moving to England in 1966 after graduating from Cornell University. She now lives in London with her Algerian husband and their son.
She has published four collections – Breathe Now, Breathe (1995), Silences from the Spanish Civil War (2002), Coastal (2006) and Graceline, all published by Enitharmon Press. Breathe Now, Breathe won the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection and in 2005 Duran received a Cholmondeley Award.
- Guardian review of Coastal 25 February 2006
- Profile and poems written and audio at the Poetry archive
- Enitharmon Press website
- Profile and poems at Poetry in Translation
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