EDUARDO ESPINA is one of the most original and influential contemporary Latin American poets. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1980 he was the first Uruguayan writer invited to participate in the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He has lived in the United States since then.
A writer with cult status, Espina has published a dozen books of essays and poetry, which include a collection of essays, Las ideas hasta el día de hoy (Planeta, 2013), and a poetry book, Quiero escribir pero me sale Espina (Cuarto Propio, 2014), poetry. He won the Premio Nacional de Ensayo of Uruguay twice for the books Las ruinas de lo imaginario, (1996) and Un plan de indicios (2000). He received the Premio Municipal de Poesía in 1998 and he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011.
Doctoral dissertations have been written about Espina’s poetic works, and extensive academic articles have been published in journals such as Revista Iberoamericana, Revista de Crítica Latinoamericana and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. His poetry has been included in more than 40 anthologies of international poetry and his poems have been translated to English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Albanian and Croatian.
The Milli Vanilli Condition (Arte Pùblico Press, 2015) is his first book in English. He lives and works in College Station, Texas.