Lauri García Dueñas (San Salvador, El Salvador, 1980) is a poet, playwright, novelist, and journalist. She is the author of six poetry collections, including Del mar es el ahogo (2011), winner of the 2009 Navachiste Inter-American Poetry Prize, and El tiempo es un texto indescifrable [Time is an Undecipherable Text] (2012), from which these poems are selected. She has also published several poetry chapbooks and plays, and has co-authored two books of investigative journalism. She has been a recipient or finalist for literary prizes in El Salvador and Mexico, and her work has been partially translated into Arabic, Catalan, English, German, and Italian. She earned an MA in Communication and Culture from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) through a grant from the Heinrich Böll Foundation and teaches at the Universidad Loyola del Pacífico.