Juan Romero Vinueza (Quito, 1994) went to San Gabriel High School and studied literature at the Pontifica Universidad Católica del Ecuador. He has written for La Barra Espaciadora, Casapalabras, La República, and runs the literary blog Cráneo de pangea (https://www.facebook.com/craneodepangea/). His first collection of poetry, Revolver escorpión, was published in 2016 by La Caída Editorial (Argentina). He has been invited to renowned literary festivals including the Tea Party V (Chile), VIII Encuentro de Poesía en Paralelo 0’ (Ecuador), Caravana poética 2016 (Peru), Feria Internacional del Libro de Quito (Ecuador, 2015) and the Feria Internacional del libro de la PUCE (Ecuador, 2015, 2016, 2017).
Kimrey Anna Batts (1983) grew up in rural East Tennessee and went to the University of Michigan, where she studied Anthropology and Latin American Studies. She moved to Ecuador in 2006, and her lifelong love of literature and language gradually blossomed into a career as a professional translator. In 2011 she went to Barcelona to pursue a M.A. in Literary Translation at University Pompeu Fabra, before returning to Quito in 2013. Her literary translations have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ricochet Review, Lunch Ticket, Bitter Oleander Review, Ezra, Cordite Poetry Review, Mantis, and Asymptote, among others.