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  • Scott Weintraub (PhD Emory University, 2006) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author or co-editor of over ten books and special journal issues, including two books on experimental Chilean poet Juan Luis Martínez: La última broma de Juan Luis Martínez: ‘No sólo ser otro sino escribir la obra de otro’ (Santiago: Cuarto Propio, 2014) and Juan Luis Martínez’s Philosophical Poetics (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2014; translation published by Cuarto Propio, November 2018) and Latin American Technopoetics: Scientific Exploration in New Media (Routledge, 2018). He has published articles in numerous journals in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe, and has edited an e-book on Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro (with Luis Correa-Díaz; The University of Minnesota Press Hispanic Issues OnLine, 2010) as well as an e-book on digital poetry in Latin America (with Luis Correa-Díaz; Bogotá: Ediciones Universidad Central, 2016). Professor Weintraub has also edited special issues of, and dossiers in, several academic journals in the United States, Chile, and Norway about such topics as the problematic relationship between literature and philosophy in Spain and Latin America, the literary and scientific figure of the membrane, avant-garde poetry, and electronic literature in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.



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    Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is author of the crónicas collections Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, Mozart, la iguana con priapismo y otras historias, and Llamada perdida. Her work also includes the poetry collection Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu. Her latest book is Dicen de mí (2017). She writes regularly for the newspapers El País (Spain) and La República (Peru). She also writes for several American and European magazines, such as Etiqueta Negra (Peru), Anfibia (Argentina), Corriere della Sera (Italy), XXI (France), and Virginia Quarterly Review (United States). In Madrid, she worked as editor of the Spanish edition of Marie Claire. She left the magazine in 2014 to work on her first novel.



  • Discover works of poetry and prose by Ana Clavel, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Natalia Borges, Mariana Torres, Natalia Toledo, and more women writers in Latin American Literature Today No. 4. 



  • Discover works of poetry and prose by Ana Clavel, Claudia Salazar Jiménez, Natalia Borges, Mariana Torres, Natalia Toledo, and more women writers in Latin American Literature Today No. 4. 



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    Paul M. Worley is Associate Professor of Global Literature at Western Carolina University. He is the author of Telling and Being Told: Storytelling and Cultural Control in Contemporary Yucatec Maya Literatures (2013; oral performances recorded as part of this book project are available at tsikbalichmaya.org), and with Rita M. Palacios is co-author of the forthcoming Unwriting Maya Literature: Ts’íib as Recorded Knowledge (2019). He is a Fulbright Scholar, and 2018 winner of the Sturgis Leavitt Award from the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies. In addition to his academic work, he has translated selected works by Indigenous authors such as Hubert Malina, Adriana López, and Ruperta Bautista, serves as editor-at-large for México for the journal of world literature in English translation, Asymptote, and as poetry editor for the North Dakota Quarterly.



  • Grady C. Wray is an associate professor of Latin American literature and Spanish at the University of Oklahoma. His major investigatory focus concerns Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and other early-modern Hispanic women writers. Recently he has taken on several translation projects of contemporary poetry and fiction.


  • Graciela Yáñez Vicentini (Caracas, 1981) is a poet, essayist, proofreader, and cultural promoter. She earned a degree in Letters from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Under her pseudonym, Egarim Mirage, she has signed two verse collections: Espejeos al espejo [Mirrored mirrors] and Íntimo, el espejo [Intimate, the mirror]. She is presently the editorial coordinator of “Papel Literario” [Literary paper], the cultural supplement of the newspaper El Nacional in Venezuela. Her texts have appeared in several anthologies within her country.


  • Fredy Yezzed (Bogotá, 1979) is a writer, poet, and human rights advocate. After traveling across Latin America for six months, he settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published the following volumes of poetry: La sal de la locura (Macedonio Fernández National Poetry Prize, Buenos Aires, 2010; Buenos Aires: Qué diría Víctor Hugo, 2016); El diario inédito del filósofo vienés Ludwig Wittgenstein (Buenos Aires: Ediciones del Dock, 2012, 2016); and Carta de las mujeres de este país/Letter from the Women of this Country (New York: Nueva York Poetry Press, 2019; tr. Miguel Falquez-Certain), honorable mention at the Casa de las Américas Literary Competition (Cuba) in 2017. As a literary critic, he edited and wrote the introductions for the following books: Párrafos de aire. Primera antología del poema en prosa colombiano (Medellín: Editorial de la Universidad de Antioquia, 2010), and La risa del ahorcado. Antología poética de Henry Luque Muñoz (Bogotá: Editorial de la Universidad Javeriana, 2015).



  • Born José Miguel Sánchez Gómez in Havana, Cuba, in 1969, Yoss assumed his pen name in 1988, when he won the Premio David in the science-fiction category for Timshel. Since then, he has gone on to become one of Cuba's most iconic literary figures—as the author of more than twenty acclaimed books, as a champion of science fiction through his workshops in Cuba and around the world, and as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Tenaz. Restless Books has translated two of his novels into English: A Planet for Rent and Super Extra Grande. A third, Condomnaut, is forthcoming. 



  • 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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