Víctor Rodríguez Núñez (Havana 1955) is a poet, journalist, literary critic, translator, and scholar. He has published thirty books of poetry throughout Latin America and Europe, and his work has long been the recipient of major awards throughout the Spanish-speaking world, most recently, Spain’s coveted Loewe Poetry Prize. He has compiled three anthologies that define his poetic generation, as well as another of 20th century Cuban poetry, La poesía del siglo XX en Cuba (2011). He has brought out various critical editions, introductions, and essays on Spanish American poets. One of Cuba’s most outstanding contemporary writers, he divides his time between Gambier, Ohio, where he is Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College, and Havana.