Carlos Soto Román (Valparaiso, Chile) is a pharmacist, poet, and translator. He holds a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published in Chile: La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), Cambio y Fuera (2009), and 11 (2017). He resided in Philadelphia, PA, where he was a member of the New Philadelphia Poets, student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, and also was a MacDowell fellow. In the United States he published: Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), Chile Project: [Re-Classified] (Gauss PDF, 2013), The Exit Strategy (Belladonna, 2014), Alternative Set of Procedures (Corollary Press, 2014) and Bluff (Commune Editions, 2018). As a translator he has published Do or DIY: Autoedición, Apropiación, Recontextualización y Plagio (Das Kapital, 2013), Bart by Ron Silliman (Cuadro de Tiza, 2014), coffee coffee by Aram Saroyan (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2015), Patriotismo by Ryan Eckes (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2015), Por favor, no más poesía by Derek Beaulieu (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2017), Ciudad Santuario (Das Kapital, 2017) and Diario de Perversidades (Libros del Pez Espiral, 2017), both by Frank Sherlock, and the first translation into Spanish of Charles Reznikoff’s Holocaust (forthcoming 2018). He also was the curator of the cooperative anthology of US poetry Elective Affinities.