Pura López Colomé, one of Mexico's most acclaimed contemporary poets, has published twelve volumes of poetry, most recently Via Corporis (2016) and Poemas reunidos 1985-2012 (Collected Poems), as well as two books of essays, Afluentes and Imperfecta semejanza. In 2008, she was awarded Mexico's most prestigious poetry prize, the Premio Xavier Villarrutia. Previous work in English includes Aurora, translated by Jason Stumpf for Shearsman Books, as well as No Shelter and Watchword, both translated by Forrest Gander. López Colomé has also published numerous translations from English, most prominently a volume of Seamus Heaney's collected work in 2015. She is a member of Mexico's Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, and lives in Cuernavaca, Morelos.