Daisy Novoa Vásquez is a Chilean-Ecuadorian poet, writer and translator living in the USA. She teaches Spanish at Harvard University and contributes to the newspapers El Tiempo Latino of Washington D.C. and El Planeta of Boston. She is the author of Fluir en ausencia (ArtePoética Press, 2014) and Las formas sutiles de los cuerpos (Valparaíso Ediciones, 2022). Her poems and translations have been published in anthologies and literary journals in several countries. She has participated in various international and national literary festivals in and has collaborated with organizations such as the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston (ICA), Casa de las Américas -Cuba, and The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, among others. Daisy also participates in artistic installations and works promoting the arts, intercultural understanding, respect for nature, and creative education. She was a writer-in-residence for the University of Massachusetts, and a member of Hispanic Writers Week, which brought poetry to public schools across the state. Daisy is a graduate of NWMSU, Gordon College and Harvard University and also studied at the University of Ulsan, in South Korea. Her love for literature and nature developed at an early age sharing with her parents, sisters and grandmother in Ecuador and while picking raspberries in the field of her maternal grandparents in Chile.