Mauricio Kilwein Guevara was born in Boyacá, Colombia, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published several books of poetry, including POEMA (The University of Arizona Press, 2009). His collection of micro-fictions, Autobiography of So-and-So, was published by New Issues Poetry and Prose in 2001, and his comedy, The Last Bridge/El Último Puente, was performed off-Broadway in 1999 (Urban Stages). The story “Pachakutik” is part of a novel-in-progress that was supported by a Fulbright Award for research and writing in Ecuador. Kilwein Guevara teaches writing and literature at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and lectures in the Medical Humanities Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.