ELIZABETH TORRES: Bogotá, Colombia, 1987. Poet, multi-media artist, translator and speaker.
Her most recent book, Det usynlige sår / La herida invisible, is a compilation of her poetry translated to Danish by Malene Boeck Thorborg, published by Det Poetiske Bureaus Forlag in Copenhagen, 2019.
“En las Fauces del Olvido” (In the Jaws of Oblivion) was published in Puerto Rico by La Impresora in Spanish (2017) and bilingual (English/Spanish, 2018) editions and launched in Mexico and Guatemala, with additional presentations in Sweden, Finland, Germany and Denmark, and then presented in a tour in Colombia, US, Sweden and Denmark.
Currently on the works are the poetry books “Would you like to come home?” and “The Ways of the Firefly”, to be published in German and English throughout 2020, and “Lexicon of Uncertainty” a bilingual edition (Spanish/English). A novel, “Expediciones a la región furtiva” is currently in progress as well.
Elizabeth is a prolific author of over 20 poetry books published in various languages, most of them which she also illustrated, and has traveled to 30 countries throughout her career as part of cultural events and projects. Additional publications and projects related to her visual art and worldthreading projects are also scheduled for the coming months, and invitations for collaborations are always welcome.
Elizabeth resides in Copenhagen, where she works as a writer and translator, and is the director of Red Door Magazine and Red Door Gallery, Copenhagen, as well as a founding member of NolitchX (Nordic Literatures in Change and Exchange). She is also the host of two podcasts: Red Transmissions (an art-talk podcast) and Ocean Waves podcast.
Previous achievements include having been the Poet in Residence at Kean University where she studied Media & Film and Fine Arts. Being the recipient of the National Poetry Award “Best book of poetry of the year” by the Colombian Book Chamber. Winning the Spirits in the Words poetry contest by Daimler Chrysler. Winning the American Eagle’s Live your Life contest, and having the honor of traveling often and meeting inspiring people, as well as inspiring others, due to poetry’s worldthreading ways.