Christopher Winks is Associate Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at Queens College/CUNY and a writer, translator, and scholar of comparative modernisms, with particular emphasis on Caribbean, Latin American, and African-American literature. He is the author of  Symbolic Cities in Caribbean Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and he has published articles, reviews, and translations (from French and Spanish) in many journals and edited collections. He is the editor and co-translator with Adriana González Mateos of Los danzantes del tiempo, a bilingual English-Spanish anthology of Kamau Brathwaite's poems that received the 2011 Casa de las Américas prize. Among the other authors he has translated are Jorge Luis Borges, Edouard Glissant, José Kozer, Héctor Abad Faciolince, Cecilia Vicuña, and Lila Zemborain. Current translation projects include Labyrinth, a bilingual English-Spanish anthology of the selected writings of Cuban poet Lorenzo García Vega (Junction Press, forthcoming) and the poetry of Haitian surrealist Magloire Saint-Aude.