This week we welcome Guillermo Parra as our guest author. Guillermo (Cambridge, MA, 1970) has published two translations of the Venezuelan poet José Antonio Ramos Sucre (1890-1930), Selected Works (University of New Orleans Press, 2012) and From the Livid Country (Auguste Press, 2012). Since 2003, he has written the blog Venepoetics, dedicated to the translation of Venezuelan and Latin American literature into English. As a poet, he is the author of Phantasmal Repeats (Petrichord Books, 2009) and Caracas Notebook (Cy Gist Press, 2006). In the spring of 2013 he was the guest editor of issue 18 of Typo Magazine, which featured a dossier of 20th century Venezuelan poets in English translation entitled "Portable Country: Venezuelan Poetry: 1921-2001." You can also follow him on Twitter at @venepoetics. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA where he works as a teacher.