Néstor Mendoza

Néstor Mendoza (Mariara, Venezuela, 1985) is a poet, essayist, and cultural promotor. He earned his undergraduate degree in Education from the Universidad de Carabobo before pursuing postgraduate studies in Latin American Literature. He is a member of the editorial committee of the journal Poesía (U.C.) and the organizing committee of the International Book Fair of the Universidad de Carabobo (FILUC). He has published the books Andamios (Editorial Equinoccio, Caracas, 2012) and Pasajero (Dcir Ediciones, Caracas, 2015). In 2011, he received the IV Premio Nacional Universitario de Literatura "Alfredo Armas Alfonzo." His work has been included in Destinos portátiles, muestra de poesía venezolana reciente (Lima, Peru, 2015), and he is one of the young authors included in Nuevo país de las letras (Banesco, Venezuela, 2016). He is a permanent collaborator of the bilingual journal Latin American Literature Today (LALT), published from the University of Oklahoma. In the "Papel Literario" (El Nacional), he writes the column "Espacios en Blanco," which offers reviews of Venezuelan poetry. With his poem "Díptico del laberinto," he was a finalist for the I Premio Nacional de Poesía Joven Rafael Cadenas (2016). In Ediciones "Letra Muerta," he forms part of the editorial board and is responsible for the column "Correspondencias." His work has been translated to English and German.

 

and he has published two verse collections: Andamios (IV Premio Nacional Universitario de Literatura "Alfredo Armas Alfonzo," 2011) and Pasajero (2015). He is a coeditor of the anthology of Venezuelan poetry "Tiempos grotescos" (in Ritmo, a journal of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2016). He coordinates digital content and the reviews column of Editorial Letra Muerta.