Armando Romero (Cali, Colombia, 1944). Poet, narrator and literary critic, he belonged to the initial avant-garde literary group of Nadaismo in Colombia. He has lived in numerous countries both in America and Europe. PhD in Pittsburgh, he currently lives in the United States, where he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, with the title of Charles Phelps Taft Professor. He has published numerous books of poetry, narrative and essay. In 1991, while living in Greece, he wrote his novel A day among the crosses, (Bogotá, 2005). In 1997, La piel por la piel, a novel, appeared in Caracas. In 2008 he received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Athens, Greece. In 2011 he won the Pola de Siero Short Novel Prize (Spain) with his novel Cajambre (Bogotá 2011, Valladolid, 2012. Translated into Greek, Danish, French, Turkish, and Italian). His book of poems, Amanece aquella oscuridad, was published in 2012, in Seville, Spain. In 2016, his book of poems El color del Egeo was published in Spain and Colombia. That same year, 2016, the publishing house l'Harmattan (Paris) published an anthological bilingual edition of his poetry, and in 2017 an anthology of his poetry was published in Bulgaria by the publishing house DA. In 2018, Editorial Difácil in Spain published an extensive anthology of his poetry, and Editorial Sinopia in Venice, which had previously published in Italian his poetry books, Hagion Oros, Versos Libres por Venezia, Portraits of a Civilized Man in China, The Color of the Aegean, published a second edition of his book of short stories, La radice delle bestie. This same year, 2018, he is honored as a National Poet at the Bogotá Poetry Festival. A wide anthology of his poetic work is distributed throughout the country. In 2019, the Italian translation of his novel, La rueda de Chicago, was published at Editorial Sinopia, Venice, Italy. This novel had received the First Prize for a novel in 2005 at the New York Literature Festival, USA. In 2021, the New York publishing house ArtePoética publishes a bilingual anthology of his poems, From the air to the hand. In 2022 his book No era aquí. Álvaro Mutis: faces and traces of Maqroll el Gaviero, appeared in Madrid, published by the Center for Modern Art. His anthological book of prose poems, Poeta di Fiume is published in September 2022 by the Fili D'Aquilone publishing house, Rome, Italy.