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  • Andrea Guerra was born in Colombia, where she currently resides. She culminated her undergraduate studies in Literary Studies at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and later obtained her master’s degree in Literary Studies from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her research has focused on indigenous literature, with an emphasis on the Amazon region.



  • Leila Guerriero (1967, Junín, Argentina) is a journalist. She publishes in Latin American and European outlets such as La Nación and Rolling Stone in Argentina, Gatopardo in Mexico, El Mercurio in Chile, L’Internazionale in Italy, and El País in Spain. Among others, she has published the nonfiction books Los suicidas del fin del mundo [The suicides at the end of the world] (2005), Frutos extraños [Strange fruit] (2009), Una historia sencilla [A simple story] (2011), and Zona de obras [Work zone] (2013). Her work has been translated into English, Italian, Portuguese, German, French, and Polish. In 2010, she received the CEMEX-FNPI prize. In 2013, she won the González Ruano journalism prize from the Fundación Mapfre. She is editor of Gatopardo for Latin America and director of the collection "Mirada crónica" from Tusquets Argentina. She also works as an editor for Ediciones Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), and since 2016 she has directed the Major in Journalism of the Fundación Tomás Eloy Martínez (Buenos Aires).


  • Renato Guizado Yampi has an MA in Latin American Literature and teaches Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Piura (Peru). He is a doctoral candidate in Spanish at the University of Salamanca. His current research focuses on the stylistic evolution of the Peruvian poet Javier Sologuren. His book publications include Detalle, ritmo y sintaxis en la poesía de José María Eguren (2017) and Forma y sentido en la poesía de Ricardo Silva-Santisteban (2018).



  • Aleyda Gutiérrez Mavesoy completed postdoctoral studies in Modern Letters at the Universidad de São Paulo (2019), and is director of the School of Arts of Universidad Central. She is a scholar of Latin American and Caribbean literature, literature written by women, and contemporary Colombian narrative. Her recent publications include “Por qué leer El hostigante Verano de los dioses de Fanny Buitrago,” “Más acá del lirismo, más allá de la narración: Pavana del ángel de Roberto Burgos Cantor,” and “Escribir el Caribe fuera de los límites de Macondo.” Also forthcoming is her book of essays Fin de siglo XX: escritura y novela en Colombia.


  • Cristina Gutiérrez Leal (Coro, 1988) is a poet, essayist, and photographer. She earned a degree in Education with minors in Language, Literature, and Latin as well as a Magister Scientiae in Spanish-American Literature at the Universidad de los Andes, and she is currently completing a doctorate in Comparative Literature at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She won the second Concurso Nacional de Poesía Joven Rafael Cadenas in 2017. In the same year, she published her first book, titled Estatua de sal y otros poemas [Statue of salt and other poems].



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    Arturo Gutiérrez Plaza is a poet, essayist, and university professor. He serves as the Associate Editor and Book Reviews Editor of Latin American Literature Today

    He has published the following verse collections: Al margen de las hojas (Caracas: Monte Ávila, 1991), De espaldas al río (Caracas: El pez soluble, 1999), Principios de Contabilidad (Mexico: Conaculta, 2000), Pasado en Limpio (Caracas: Equinoccio, bid&co, 2006), and Cuidados intensivos (Caracas: Lugar Común, 2014). His books of essays, literary research, and anthologies include: Lecturas desplazadas: Encuentros hispanoamericanos con Cervantes y Góngora(Caracas: Equinoccio, 2009), Itinerarios de la ciudad en la poesía venezolana: una metáfora del cambio (Caracas: Fundación para la Cultura Urbana, 2010), Las palabras necesarias. Muestra antológica de poesía venezolana del siglo XX(Santiago de Chile: LOM, 2010), and Formas en fuga. Antología poética de Juan Calzadilla(Caracas: Biblioteca Ayacucho, 2011).

    Among other prizes, he has won: the Mariano Picón Salas prize for poetry (Venezuela) in 1995, the Premio Hispanoamericano de Poesía Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Mexico), in 1999, and the Premio Transgenérico de la Fundación para la Cultura Urbana (Venezuela) in 2009. He is a retired senior professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), and he currently works as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma.


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