New York, NY – Lila is an Argentine poet and critic who lives in New York since 1985. She is the author of the poetry collections, Abrete sésamo debajo del agua (Buenos Aires, Ultimo Reino, 1993), Usted (Buenos Aires, Ultimo Reino, 1998), Guardianes del secreto (Buenos Aires. Tsé-Tsé, 2002) / Guardians of the Secret (Las Cruces: Noemi Press, 20009), Malvas orquídeas del mar (Buenos Aires: Tsé-Tsé, 2004) / Mauve Sea-Orchids (New York: Belladonna Books, 2007), Rasgado (Buenos Aires: Tsé-Tsé, 2006), La couleur de l.’eau (Paris: Virginie Boissiere, 2008), a collaboration with visual artist Martin Reyna, and the chapbooks Ardores (Buenos Aires, 1989), and Pampa (New York: Belladona Books, 2001). She has been included in the anthologies Mujeres mirando al sur. Poetas sudamericanas en USA (Madrid: Editorial Torremozas, 2004) and Final de entrega. Antología de poet@s contra la violencia de género (Córdoba-España: Colectivo Ediciones, 2006). Her work, translated by Rosa Alcalá or Mónica de la Torre has appeared in the anthologies The Light of City and Sea. An Anthology of Suffolk County Poetry (Sound Beach, NY: Street Press, 2006), Corresponding Voices (Syracuse: Point of Contact Productions, 2002), in the art catalogues Alessandro Twombly (Brussels: Alain Noirhomme, 2007), Heidi McFall (New York: Aninna Nosei, 2005), and in publications such as Ecopoetics, Rattapallax, The Brooklyn Rail, A Gathering of the Tribes, The Poetry Project Newsletter and Mandorla.. She has authored the book-length essay Gabriela Mistral. Una mujer sin rostro (Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo Editora, 2002). She has been the director and editor of the Rebel Road Series (2000-2006), and since 2004 she curates the KJCC Poetry Series at New York University. In Fall 2009, she was appointed as Director of the MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University. In 2006 she taught at Naropa University, Summer Writing Program. She is John Simon Guggenheim fellow (2007).