Mónica de la Torre teaches in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. Her poetry books include The Happy End/All Welcome, a riff on Martin Kippenberger’s The Happy End of Franz Kafka’s ‘Amerika,’ itself a riff on Kafka’s unfinished Amerika. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review and Critical Quarterly, and her translation of Defensa del ídolo by Chilean modernist Omar Cáceres was recently published Ugly Duckling Presse.