Adalber Salas Hernández was born in Caracas. A poet, essayist, and translator, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at New York University. He is the author of seven collections of poetry, the most recent of which is La ciencia de las despedidas, published this year by Pre-Textos (Spain). Other poems from the same collection, also in Robin Myers’s English translation, have appeared in the Kenyon Review, the Harvard Review, Waxwing, and AMP. He has published five collections of essays, as well as numerous translations from Portuguese, English and French. He has been a member of the editorial board for Revista POESÍA and Buenos Aires Poetry. He coordinates the collection Diablos Danzantes published by Amargord Ediciones.