Marlene Gottlieb has been a professor of Latin American literature at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center since 1967. She completed her undergraduate work at Hunter College (CUNY) and her Master’s and Ph.D. at Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson fellowship. Her areas of specialization are Modernism and contemporary Spanish American poetry, with an emphasis on Chilean poetry. She is the author of five books: No se termina nunca de nacer: La poesía de Nicanor Parra (Madrid: Playor, 1977); El Burlador de Sevilla of Francisco Villaespesa, critical edition, (Seville: Editoriales Andaluzas Unidas,1986); Nicanor Parra: Antes y Después de Jesucristo (Critical Anthology Princeton: Linden Lane Press, 1993); Las revistas modernistas de Francisco Villaespesa (Critical Edition Granada: Editorial Anel, 1995); Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra Face To Face Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1997). She has published numerous articles on the poetry of Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Nicanor Parra, Heberto Padilla, Enrique Lihn, and Pedro Mir.