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  • Rita Indiana is a Dominican music composer, producer, and key figure in contemporary Caribbean literature; Tentacle won the Grand Prize of the Association of Caribbean Writers in 2017, the first Spanish-language book to do so. She is the author of two collections of stories and five novels with another set to be published by And Other in 2020, and is a driving force in experimental Dominican popular music along with her band, Rita Indiana y los Misterios.



  • Audrey Iorio is an undergraduate student at Augsburg University, studying English Literature, Language and Theory with minors in Spanish and Psychology. She works as a tutor in the university’s Writing Center.



  • Manuel Iris (1983) is a Mexican poet living in the United States. He is the current poet laureate of the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the Mérida national poetry prize (Mexico, 2009) for his book Cuaderno de sueños [Notebook of dreams], and the Rodulfo Figueroa regional poetry prize for his book Los disfraces del fuego [The disguises of fire]. His first bilingual book, Traducir el silencio/Translating Silence, was published in New York, and won awards in two different categories of the International Latino Book Awards in Los Angeles, California in 2018.



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    Luis Miguel Isava holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Emory University, Atlanta, USA), and is a professor of the Department of Language and Literature of the Universidad Simón Bolívar. His areas of specialization are contemporary poetry and poetics, relations between literature and philosophy, theory, aesthetics, and film studies. He has written a book on the poetry of Rafael Cadenas (Voz de amante. Caracas: Academia Nacional de la Historia, 1990) and a book on poetic theory: Wittgenstein, Kraus, and Valéry. A Paradigm for Poetic Rhyme and Reason (New York: Peter Lang, 2002). He has developed an important body of work as a translator (from French, English, Italian, and German), and he has published several articles in various journals and collective books, in Venezuela and internationally.


  • Poet and literary scholar Ivar Ivask fled from his native Estonia to Germany in 1944, subsequently living in the United States and Ireland. He worked as a professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Oklahoma, where his writing focused on Spanish-language literature. He served as Editor-in-Chief of World Literature Today—then Books Abroad—from 1967 to 1991, directing the Neustadt International Prize for Literature starting in 1970 and the festival now known as the Puterbaugh Conference on World Literature starting in 1968. 


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