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  • Sergio Waisman received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (2000), and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1995). His areas of research and teaching include Latin American literature, literary theory and translation, comparative literature, and Jewish-Latin American literature. His book Borges and Translation: The Irreverence of the Periphery was published in English by Bucknell and in Argentina by Adriana Hidalgo (both in 2005). Sergio Waisman has translated six books of Latin American literature, including The Absent City by Ricardo Piglia (Duke Univ. Press), for which he received an NEA Translation Fellowship Award in 2000. His first novel, Leaving, was published in the U.S. in 2004 (Intelibooks), and in 2010 as Irse in Argentina (bajo la luna). His latest translations are The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela (Penguin Classics) and An Anthology of Spanish-American Modernismo (MLA, with Kelly Washbourne).

  • Martin Ward is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Georgia. He is writing his dissertation Transforming Masculinities in Contemporary Literature of the Southern Cone about queer masculinities in the Southern Cone after the military dictatorships and the development of queer identities. He also focuses on gender studies and women's studies in Latin America.

  • José Watanabe (1946-2007) was a Peruvian poet, and he is known as one of the most important voices of Peruvian poetry to emerge from the 1970s. His published works include Álbum de familia (1971), El huso de la palabra (1989), Historia natural (1994), Cosas del cuerpo (1999), Antígona (2000), Habitó entre nosotros (2002), Lo que queda (2005), La piedra alada (2005), and Banderas detrás de la niebla (2006).

  • 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, 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.


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