Oscar Hahn was born in Chile in 1938. He was hailed as “the premier poet of his generation” when his first full-length collection, Arte de Morir, was published in 1977. His most recent collection is Apariciones Profanas (Ediciones Hiperion, 2002). Editions of his collected poems have been recently published in Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, and other countries. He teaches Spanish at the University of Iowa.