Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, translated  from the Spanish by Katherine M. Hedeen


Víctor Rodríguez Núñez (Havana, 1955) is a poet, journalist, literary critic, translator, and schol-ar. He has published fifty books of poetry throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and his work has long been the recipient of major awards in the Spanish-speaking world, most recently, Spain’s coveted Loewe Poetry Prize. One of Cuba’s most outstanding contemporary writers, he divides his time between Gambier, Ohio, where he is Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College, and Havana.

Katherine M. Hedeen’s latest book-length translations include night badly written (Action Books) and tasks (coimpress) by Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, and Nothing Out of This World, an anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry. She is the Poetry Translation Editor for the Kenyon Review and a two-time recipient of a NEA Translation Project Grant. She teaches Spanish and Literary Translation at Kenyon College.