Innovative Mexican-American poet Iván Argüelles is the author of many books, including: “That” Goddess, Madonna Septet, Comedy , Divine , The , Fiat Lux, Orphic Cantos, Tamazunchale, and many others. Born 1939 in Rochester MN, he has lived variously in Mexico DF, Chicago, New York, Macerata Italy, and Berkeley CA. A retired librarian, he was employed by the New York Public Library and The Library of the University of California at Berkeley. His collection Looking for Mary Lou received the 1989 William Carlos Williams Award from the poetry Society of America. His book of selected early poems, The Death of Stalin, received a Before Columbus Award in 2009. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. His twin brother was the famed New Age Prophet José Argüelles (d. 2011) for whom he dedicated a small book of poems, A Day in the Sun. The collection HOIL is a set of poems dedicated to his younger son Max (d. 2018). His latest book is The Translation to Heaven, just published (2022).