María Baranda(Mexico) was born in Mexico City in 1962. She has published a dozen books of poetry and eight works of children's literature. Her most recent poetry book is El mar insuficiente (Selected Poems) published in 2010. Among the many prizes she has received are the Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize of Mexico and the Villa de Madrid Latin American Poetry Prize in Spain. Her poetry has been translated into English, French, German, Portuguese and Turkish. In the U.S.A., her poems have appeared in Chicago Review, Zoland Poetry, Boston Review, Circumference, Washington Square, and in the anthologies Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico (Sarabande Books) and Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press).