Omar Pimienta is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works in the San Diego / Tijuana border region. His artistic practice examines questions of identity, trans-nationality, emergency poetics, landscape and memory. He received his M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2010 and he is currently part of the Ph.D program in Literature of UCSD. He has published four books of poetry, including: Primera Persona Ella (Ediciones de La Esquina, 2004 and Littera Libros, 2009) and La Libertad: Ciudad de Paso (CECUT, 2006 and Aullido Libros, 2008), Escribo desde Aquí (the book that won the 10th Emilio Prado International Publication prize from the Centro Cultural Generación del 27 Malaga Spain, 2010), and El Album de las Rejas (Ediciones Liliputienses, 2016).
Jose Antonio Villarán is the author of la distancia es siempre la misma (Matalamanga, 2006) and el cerrajero (Album del Universo Bakterial, 2012). In 2008 he created the AMLT project, an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship; the project was sponsored by Puma from 2011-2014. His third book, titled open pit, is forthcoming from AUB in 2018. He holds an M.F.A. in Writing from the University of California-San Diego, and is currently a Ph.D. student of Literature at the University of California-Santa Cruz.
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