Professor Erika Martínez (Spain, 1979) writes poetry and teaches literature in Granada, a little southern city of Andalusia. She has published four books in Pre-Textos. With her first collection of poems, Flesh Color (2009), she won the National Radio Poetry Prize of Spain. Her second book, The False Roof (2013), was shortlisted for the Critics Award and was also chosen as one of the best Spanish poetry collections of the year by El Cultural. Her latest book of poems is entitled Colliding with Something (2017). Her poems have been included in some prestigious anthologies likeThe Open Canon. Last Poetry in Spanish(2015) or Centers of Gravity.Anthology of the Last Spanish Poetry(2018).
As an aphorist, she has published Lenguaraz (2011) and has been included in the anthologies Thinkingin Brief. Spanish Aphorism of Between Centuries (2013), L’aforisma in Spagna (Italy, 2014) and Under the Sign of Athena (2017).
She teaches on contemporary poetry and avant-garde in the Master of Latin American Studies at the University of Granada, whereshe is currently an associate professor. She is also co-director of the collection of aphorisms of the CuadernosdelVigía publishing house.