Giancarlo Huapaya is author of the books Estado y Contemplación/ Canción de Canción se Gana, Polisexual and Taller Sub Verso. He was an advisor for the editorial and music industry policies of Cultural Industries of Lima, and was the director of the Lima Poetry Festival during its first three years. He has participated in international poetry festivals in Peru, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and the United States, and his poems appear in diverse anthologies and magazines in the Americas and Europe. As a curator of visual poetry, he has produced exhibitions in Mexico City and in San Francisco. He also edited the art and literary magazines Hiedra, Lapsus and Sol Negro.
Charlotte Whittle is a writer, editor, and translator from Spanish. She received her BA in English and Modern Languages from Oxford, and an MA in Hispanic Studies from Brown. Her translations and essays have appeared in Mantis, Palabras Errantes, Inti, Reading in Translation, and elsewhere. She participated in the co-translation of Eduardo González Viaña’s novel, César Vallejo’s Season in Hell, published by London’s Centre of César Vallejo Studies, and a chapbook of her translations of poetry by Silvia Goldman is forthcoming from Cardboard House. Originally from England and Utah, she has lived in Mexico, Peru, and Chile, and is currently based in New York.
Gabriel Urza received his MFA from the Ohio State University. He is a recipient of a grant from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and his short fiction and essays have been published in Riverteeth, Hobart, Erlea, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, Slate, and elsewhere. His first novel, All That Followed, is available now from Henry Holt & Co. He also has a degree in law from the University of Notre Dame and spent several years as a public defender in Reno, Nevada. He is currently an assistant professor of creative writing in the MFA program at Portland State University.
Cristián Gómez Olivares is a Chilean poet who has lived in the US since 2003. He has been part of the International Writing Program at The University of Iowa, where he also obtained his PhD in Spanish. In 2013 he was Writer in Residence at The Banff Center for the Arts, and in 2015 he was invited to the Milosz Poetry Festival, in Krakow, Poland. The author of numerous books of poetry (more recently: La nieve es nuestra, Renga, La casa de Trotsky and Alfabeto para nadie), Gómez is also a translator, having brought the work of Donna Stonecipher (Cosmopolita, 2014) and Mónica de La Torre (Happy New Year/Feliz Año Nuevo, 2016) into Spanish. He works at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, where he teaches Latin American Literature.
Derek Palacio holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the Ohio State University. His short story “Sugarcane” appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, and his novella, How to Shake the Other Man, was published by Nouvella Books in spring 2013. His debut novel, The Mortifications, is forthcoming in 2016 from Tim Duggan Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group. He is the co-director, with Claire Vaye Watkins, of the Mojave School, a free creative writing workshop for teenagers in rural Nevada. He lives and teaches in Ann Arbor, MI, and is a faculty member of the Institute of American Indian Arts MFA program.
Maggie Messerschmidt is an editor, translator, and administrative assistant at Cardboard House Press. Her translations of Luis Hernández and Pablo Guevara are published in Asymmetries: Anthology of Peruvian Poetry, and her translations of Andrea Cabel are published in the anthology Pulenta Pool in Hostos Review. She is currently working on translations of the Peruvian poet Enrique Verástegui. Maggie also works as an urban ecologist in Phoenix, Arizona.
Cristian Medina is a geologist, translator, editor, and co-founder of Cardboard House Press. He currently coordinates one of Cardboard House Press’s art-book workshops in Bloomington, Indiana. He also works for the Indiana Geological Survey, and is working towards a PhD at the Department of Geological Sciences of Indiana University in Bloomington.
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, which explores hypertext literature and alternative media for writing through collective authorship. The project was sponsored by Puma from 2011-2014. His third book, titled “open pit”, is forthcoming from AUB in 2016. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California in San Diego, and is currently a PhD student of Literature at UC-Santa Cruz.