Ariel Schettini was born in 1966. He has a Degree in Literature from Universidad de Buenos Aires. He published two books of poems: Estados Unidos (Buenos Aires: la marca, 1994) and La Guerra Civil (Buenos Aires: Norma, 2000). His work was translated to English, Portuguese and French. In 1995, he got a scholarship by the Embassy of the United States (United States Information Service. USIS) to participate at the International Writers Program, University of Iowa. He worked as a cultural journalist in many media of Argentina (La Nación, El Cronista Comercial, Radar, Los Inrockuptibles) and as cultural advisor of the City of Buenos Aires. He is Professor of literary theory at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and Art Theory at the Universidad de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). He published academic essays in many publications. His last book, El tesoro de la lengua. Una historia Latinoamericana del yo (Buenos Aires: Entropía, 2009), is a reasoned anthology of the most canonical poems of the Spanish language. His next book, Ariel Schettini Presenta, will be published in 2013.