Lila Zemborain is an Argentine poet and critic who has lived in New York since 1985. She directs the Creative Writing in Spanish Program at NYU and is the author of several poetry collections: Abrete sésamo debajo del agua (1993), Usted (1998), Guardianes del secreto (2002) - translated into English as Guardians of the Secret (2009), Malvas orquídeas del mar (2004) - translated into English as Mauve Sea-Orchids (2007) - Rasgado (2006), La couleur de l' eau / El color del agua (2008) translated into French by Sarah T. Reyna, and the chapbooks Ardores (1989), and Pampa (2001). Her work, translated into English by Rosa Alcalá or Mónica de la Torre, has appeared in the art catalogues Alessandro Twombly (Brussels, 2007), Heidi McFall (New York, 2005) and in numerous publications from Latin America, Spain and the US. Zemborain holds a Ph.D. degree from New York University. Also a critic, she is the author of Gabriela Mistral. Una mujer sin rostro (2002). She has been the director and editor of the Rebel Road Series (2000-2007) and, since 2004, she curates the KJCC Poetry Series at New York University. In 2006 she taught in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University and in 2007 she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship.