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Nicanor Parra (PAH-rah) and Pablo Neruda coauthored Pablo Neruda y Nicanor Parra: Discursos (1962; Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra: speeches), which celebrated the appointment of the latter as an honorary member of the faculty of the College of Philosophy and Education of the University of Chile. The volume includes the speech of presentation by Parra, in which he proffers his point of view regarding Neruda’s work, and that of acceptance by Neruda. Parra has been active on an international scale in poetry readings, seminars, conferences, and informal gatherings. Many of his poems composed since the publication of Cancionero sin nombre (untitled songs) are available in English through the two bilingual volumes published by New Directions—Poems and Antipoems and Emergency Poems—and one bilingual volume, After-Dinner Declarations, published by Host.