Lourdes Vázquez is a writer born in Puerto Rico and a resident of the United States. Her poetry, short stories and essays have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. Many of her works have been translated into Catalan, English, French, Galician, Italian, Mixtec, Portuguese, Romanian, and Swedish. She is a member of the PEN American Center and of the Poetry Project and also an Honorable Board Member of Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University. She is a Librarian Emeritus of Rutgers University, where she worked for many years.