About the Author
Jorge Carrera Andrade was born in 1902 in Quito, Ecuador and died there in 1978, after spending the bulk of his adult life abroad. His distinguished literary career spanned a wide range of work, from editing and translation to criticism and poetry, much of which was published internationally and engaged international themes. It is from this "worldly" perspective and influence that his work grew, and maybe the most fascinating of these works is his Micrograms.
Alejandro de Acosta writes on anarchist philosophy and aesthetics. Since moving to Austin, Texas seven years ago, he has launched the micropress mufa::poema, publishing and freely distributing eight booklets of poetry and philosophy. He is currently composing a book of fifteen "amoral" essays inspired by Montaigne and Hume.
Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of six books of poetry, and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Poker by Tomaz Salamun, which was a finalist for the PEN/America Poetry in Translation Award. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York.