María NegroniMaría Negroni is an Argentine poet, essayist, novelist and translator. As a poet she has published De tanto desolar (1985), La jaula bajo el trapo (1991), El viaje de la noche (1994), Diario Extranjero (2001), La ineptitud (2002) and Islandia (1994; PEN American Center Prize for the Best Poetry Book of the Year in translation, 2001). She has also published the book of essays Ciudad gótica (1994) the novels El sueño de Ursula (1998)and La anunciación (2007)and a book-object in collaboration with the Argentine visual artist Jorge Macchi, Buenos Aires Tour (2004). Much of her work has been translated into English and French. A Guggenheim fellow, she has also received fellowships from the Rockefeller foundation, the Octavio Paz foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Civitella Ranieri. She currently teaches Latin American Literature and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. Maria Negroni will be teaching as a visiting professor in the Creative Writing Program in Spanish at NYU in the Fall semester 2008.