América Merino (Viña del Mar, Chile). She published the book of Poetry Fractals (Cuarto Propio, 2015) and translated from Italian into Spanish the selection of poems E saranno le stelle, by Antonia Pozzi (Ediciones del Trueno, 2020), receiving excellent criticism.
During the summer months, she attended the Literature Program of the Istituto della Lingua e Cultura Italiana Galileo Galilei, in Florence, thanks to the scholarship she received from the Chilean Ministry of Cultures.
She has participated in various poetry recitals of her work, among which are: The Americas Poetry Festival of New York (2019), Spanish and Latin American Voices in Oxford (University of Oxford, England, 2018) organized by Oxford Writers House and Liberoamérica, International Poetry Festival of the City of Mexico (Mexico, 2018), Zócalo International Book Fair (Mexico, 2017), Meeting of Young Writers of Latin America and the Caribbean (Cuba, 2017), The Poet`s Passage of Old San Juan (Puerto Rico, 2017), Latin American Poetry Festival of Bahía Blanca (Argentina, 2015) and the 20th Century Poetry Conversation (UNAM, Mexico, 2014). She received the Literary Creation Grant for her project Fractals, awarded by the National Council of Culture and the Arts (2012). She has twice received an Honorable Mention in the Gabriela Mistral Literary Games National Prize (2008 and 2013). She was a fellow of the Poetry Workshop of the House-Museum La Sebastiana of the Pablo Neruda Foundation (2004), and a member of the Poetry Reflection Seminar of the same foundation (2004-2014). She is director of the Llave de Sol Cultural Journal of the Federico Santa María Technical University, Sello Editorial USM (2009-2012). She is currently preparing her second Poetry book and is a board member of the Society of Writers of Chile, Valparaíso subsidiary.