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Anne (Anita) Fountain was born in Buenos Aires and earned graduate degrees at Indiana University and Columbia University. She is currently a professor of Latin American literature and culture and coordinator of Latin American Studies at San José State University. Her recent publications include José Martí and U.S. Writers (2003) and Versos Sencillos: A Dual Language Edition (2005). Her translations of Martí's poetry have also appeared in The New Anthology of American Poetry (Vol. I: Traditions and Revolutions, Beginnings to 1900) (Rutgers University Press, 2003); A History of Modern Latin America (2nd edition) (Thompson Wadsworth, 2005); and Bomb. A translation of Nancy Alonso's Cerrado por Reparación [Closed for Repairs] is forthcoming from Curbstone Press.