Translated from the Spanish by Jaime Manrique and David Cameron.
Jaime Manrique was born in Colombia. Among his books are the novels Colombian Gold,Latin Moon in Manhattan, and Twilight at the Equator; the volume of poetry My Night with Federico García Lorca; and the memoir Eminent Marcones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me. Mr. Manrique teaches at the MFA program at Columbia University. He has just completedSeñoritas in Love, a new novel.
David Cameron is the author of two short collections of false translations from Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, Flurries of Mail and Dirty Mom, and a sequence of variations on the Lord’s Prayer, L.P.
María Mercedes Carranza was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1945. She is a poet, editor, journalist, and critic. Among her books of poems are Vainas y otios poemas (1972), Tengo miedo (1983), Hola Soledad (1987), and Maneras del desamor, (1994). She is the director of Casa Silva in Bogotá.