Alberto Blanco is a poet, translator, essayist, and visual artist. Born in Mexico City, he is the author of over 30 books of poetry. He has also published translations, essay collections on visual art, and children’s books. Blanco’s poetry has been translated into over 20 languages. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Mexican National System of Art Creators. He was named the National Poet Emeritus of Mexico in 2018. He lives in Mexico City.