Azahara Palomeque (El Sur, 1986) is a Spanish poet, writer, researcher and educator. She is the author of the books En la Ceniza Blanca de las Encías (Isla de Siltolá, 2017), American Poems (Isla de Siltolá, 2015) and the bilingual chapbook El Diente del Lobo/The Wolf’s Tooth (Carmina in minima re, 2014), which she co-translated. Her book R.I.P. (Rest in Plastic) will be published in 2019 by RiL Editores. She has published poems and short stories in multiple literary journals; her work has been included in several anthologies, and has been partially translated into English and Greek. She has presented her work at branches of the NY Public Library, the Philadelphia Free Library, and several American universities. Palomeque is also a visual artist and a published scholar. She resides in Philadelphia, where is currently finishing two new books tentatively titled Año 9, a collection of chronicles narrating life as an exile in the United States, and Curriculum, a poetry book on U.S. work culture. Palomeque holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies from Princeton University.