Tamara Kamenszain (1947-2021), born in Buenos Aires, was one of Argentina’s leading poets and essayists. The author of nine collections of poetry as well as four essay collections, she was awarded a number of prizes, including the Primer Premio Municipal de Ensayo (First Municipal Prize) and the Tercer Premio Nacional (First National Prize) for her essay collections, a Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship, the Premio Konex for Poetry, and the Pablo Neruda Medalla de Honor from the Chilean government.
Her works have been totally or partially translated into English, French, Portuguese and German. She worked as an advisor to various publishing houses and as Director of Extra Mural Activities for the University of Buenos Aires. She also taught at various higher education institutions in Argentina, Mexico and the US, including at the Argentine branch of New York University