George Mario Angel Quintero
The son of Colombian parents, George Mario Angel Quintero was born in 1964 in San Francisco, California, where he spent his first thirty years. He studied literature at the University of California and was later awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Fiction from Stanford University. He has published fiction, poetry, and essays in English as George Angel in literary magazines such as Quarterly West, Poetry International (San Diego), Chelsea, and in the chapbook Globo (1996), and he received the Nilon Award from Fiction Collective 2 for his book The Fifth Season (1996). He has since published a book of new and selected poems written in English, On the Voice (2016). Since 1995, he has lived in Medellin, Colombia, where, under the name Mario Angel Quintero, he has published six poetry collections in Spanish, as well as three books of plays in Spanish. His work is published in India, the Middle East, Australia, Croatia, Morocco, Bulgaria, and Peru, and has been translated into Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, and French with upcoming translations Italian and Portuguese. He has been invited to poetry festivals in Colombia, Macedonia, Sweden, and England. His visual art has been exhibited and published and he has also illustrated books. Since 2003, he has worked as director and playwright of the theatre company Párpado Teatro, and he is a founding member of the musical groups Underflavour and Sell the Elephant. Most of his work in video has been offshoots of his work in music and theater.