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  • Zakarías Zafra (Venezuela, 1987) is a writer and independent editor. He is the author of Maquinaria íntima, Al otro lado de la vía oscura, and Blanda intuición de párpados, among other books of poetry and short fiction. His writing has been published in Letras Libres, Papel Literario, Harper’s Bazaar, Cultura Colectiva and Clímax, and included in magazines including Letralia, Estampas, and Verbigracia (cultural supplement of El Universal). He is one of the 34 young writers featured in the book Nuevo país literario, published by the Fondo Editorial Banesco (2016). He has also written columns for the newspapers El Impulso, El Nacional, and Tal Cual, and he is currently researching the Venezuelan diaspora and migration. He lives in Mexico City, and his unpublished literary work includes short stories, essays, and novels.



  • Ezequiel Zaidenwerg (b. Buenos Aires, 1981) has published four books of poetry in Spanish, including Bichos: Sonetos y comentarios and, in English translation by Robin Myers, Lyric Poetry is Dead (Cardboard House Press, 2018). He has translated Anne Carson, Mark Strand, Denise Levertov, Ben Lerner, Robin Myers, Mary Ruefle, Weldon Kees, Kay Ryan, and Joseph Brodsky, among others. He is the editor of Penúltimos, an anthology of contemporary Argentinian poetry (UNAM, 2014). Since 2005, he has run zaidenwerg.com, where he uploads daily his translations of poetry.


  • Alfredo Zaldívar (b. 1956, Sojo Tres, Holguín) is a poet and editor. He helped found Ediciones Vigía and now heads Ediciones Matanzas. Among Zaldívar’s books are Concilio de las aguas (1989), La vida en ciernes (2002), Esperando a Viernes (2009), Rasgado con las manos (2015), and Cuchillos en el aire / Knives in the Air (with translations by Peter Boyle, 2015).



  • Lucrecia Zappi is the author of two novels, Onça Preta (2013), which has been optioned for film by a Brazilian production company, and Acre (2017), which made the shortlist for the Jabuti Prize, Brazil's most prestigious literary award. Her first book, Mil-folhas, a children's book about the history of patisserie, won the Ragazzi Prize in 2011. A graduate of the NYU Creative Writing program, she is based in New York, where she is currently at work on her third novel.



  • Illustrator and comic artist, born in Mexico City, Richard Zela studied Design and visual communication at ENAP. He has received some recognitions for his work: he was selected for the Young Creators FONCA scholarship, period 2012-2013 and 2017-2018 in the category of graphic narrative, he received first place in the 20th Catalog of Illustrators of the FILIJ and an honorable mention in the 16th catalog of illustrators of FILIJ, he was selected for the 18th Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and the Catalog Expose 11 from Ballistic Publishing. Zezolla, his first illustrated album, was selected to represent Mexico at the Bratislava Biennial and is part of the IBBY honor roll in the category of best illustration proposal of 2015. He currently divides his time between trying to lead a healthier life, illustration, and comics.


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