Bilingual poetry reading
Poet, essayist, and professor Arturo Gutiérrez-Plaza was born in Caracas in 1962. He earned a MA in Contemporary Latin American Literature from the Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela in 1991 and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from UC in 2009. Gutiérrez-Plaza was a 1997 fellow at the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa and director of the Rómulo Gallegos Center for Latin American Studies, Venezuela from 1995 to 2000. His work has earned the 1995 Third Biennial Mariano Picón Salas Poetry Prize, the 1999 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Spanish-American Poetry Prize, and the Prize of the Foundation for Urban Culture, Venezuela in 2009. His publications include scholarly monographs, anthologies, essay collections, and the poetry collections Al margen de las hojas (1991), Principios de contabilidad (2000), and Pasado en limpio (2006). Gutiérrez-Plaza currently serves as Professor of Language and Literature at the Universidad Simón Bolívar.