David Huerta has received Mexico’s highest poetry awards, including those named for Carlos Pellicer and Xavier Villaurrutia, as well as a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Before Saying Any of the Great Words, a selection of his poems translated by Mark Schafer, was published by Copper Canyon in 2010. His selected poems in Spanish, La mancha en el espejo, appeared in 2013, and in 2015 he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Letras, becoming an emeritus member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Creadores.
Early this year he recieved the Jose Emilio Pacheco Literary Prize for life time achievement.
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