Pura López Colomé, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed contemporary poets, has published eleven volumes of poetry, most recently Lieder: Cantos al oído, cantos al olvido (Hearing and Forgetting) (2012), and Poemas reunidos (Collected Poems): 1985-2012 (2013). In 2008, she was awarded Mexico’s most prestigious poetry prize, the Premio Xavier Villarrutia. Previous work in English includes No Shelter (Graywolf) and Watchword (Wesleyan), both translated by Forrest Gander. López Colomé has also published Spanish translations of work by Samuel Beckett, H.D., Robert Hass, Seamus Heaney, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, and others. She lives with her family in Cuernavaca, Morelos.