I’m a translator by profession and have worked for the past five years on a very demanding project which is now close to being finished (a new version into Spanish of Under the Volcano, the novel). I was born in Mexico City, but lived for some periods in California and Europe. I am a long time resident of Tepoztlán, where I raised two children now in their twenties. I am married to Pilipino sculptor Eduardo Olbés. I write poetry and essays but have so far published very little. I am working on a book about muy grandmother , Elena (1907-1980), who was a young poet before the Civil War in Spain and later exiled to Mexico.