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Tamara Kamenszain was born in Buenos Aires and is one of Argentina’s leading poets and essayists. She is the author of nine collections of poetry as well as four essay collections. She was awarded a number of prizes, such as Primer Premio Municipal de Ensayo (First Municipal Prize) and 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 has worked as advisor to various publishing houses and as Director of Extra Mural Activities for the University of Buenos Aires. She has taught at various higher education institutions in Argentina, Mexico and the US. Currently she teaches at the Argentine branch of New York University