Michelle Gil-Montero is a poet and translator of contemporary Latin American poetry. Her translations include Poetry After the Invention of América: Don't Light the Flower by Chilean poet Andrés Ajens (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011),This Blue Novel by Mexican poet Valerie Mejer (Action Books, 2013), and Mouth of Hell by Argentinean poet María Negroni (Action Books, 2013). She is the author of one book of poetry, Attached Houses (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013), and her poems have appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Third Coast, Cincinnati Review, Caketrain, and other journals. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She lives in Pittsburgh and is Assistant Professor of English at Saint Vincent College.