Mori Ponsowy was born in 1967 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but grew up in Perú and Venezuela. Ponsowy initially studied Philosophy and then earned an MA in Political Sciences and an MFA in Creative Writing and Magazine Publishing.
She has won several awards for her exceptional novels such as the Argentinean Julio Cortázar Award (Premio Julio Cortázar) and for Best Cultural Magazine of the Year (2002) for lamujerdemivida, of which she was co-founder and editor.
Ponsowy has translated two books by American poets: The Father by Sharon Olds (El padre, Bartleby, 2004) and What The Living Do by Marie Howe (Lo que hacen los vivos, Luna Nueva, 2004). Ponsowy is now back in Buenos Aires, where she works as a freelance editor and op-ed contributor for the national newspaper La Nación.