Poet and translator Guillermo Parra was born in Cambridge, MA in 1970 and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His most recent translation is the novel The Conspiracy (Pittsburgh: Sampsonia Way, 2014) by the Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno.
Poet and critic Francisco Pérez Perdomo (Boconó, 1930 – Caracas, 2013) belonged to the literary groups Sardio and El Techo de la Ballena in the late 1950s and 1960s. He was a life-long scholar of the foundational figure of modern Venezuelan poetry José Antonio Ramos Sucre. Pérez Perdomo published thirteen books of poetry and was awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1980. Poet and translator Guillermo Parra's most recent translations are the novel The Conspiracy (Pittsburgh: Sampsonia Way, 2014) by the Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno, and Air on the Air: Selected Poems of Juan Sánchez Peláez, just published by Black Square Editions.