Juana Iris Goergen

Juana Iris Goergen is a Puerto Rican poet and professor of Spanish, Latin American/US Latino Literature and Peace Studies at DePaul University, Chicago. As a poet she has published La sal de las brujas (finalist of Letras de Oro and published by Betania 1997) and La piel a medias (2001), Las Ilusas/Dreamers (Vocesueltas, 2008) as well as poems published in anthologies: Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (1998), Nosotros los otros (1996), Between the Heart and the Land/Entre el corazón y la tierra (2001), Generación (2001) among others. She is the editor of the anthologies: Susurros para disipar las sombras (2011) and Rapsodia de los sentidos (2012, Erato ediciones, Poesía en abril International Poetry Festival V & VI). She founded and co-organizes in Chicago, Poesía en abril: International Poetry Festival in Spanish, now in its sevent year. She has two unpublished poetry collections: La celda de Lilith and ContraOda al sueño americano. At present she is working in another poetry manuscript, Mar en los huesos.