Silvia Goldman relocated from Uruguay to the U.S. twelve years ago, settling more recently in the Chicago area. Her poems and academic articles have appeared in literary journals in Latin America, the U.S., and Europe. Her first book of poetry, Cinco movimientos del llanto, was published in 2008 (Ediciones de Hermes Criollo, Montevideo). She received her doctorate in Hispanic Studies from Brown University, and is currently an assistant professor at North Central College. Her areas of interest include contemporary Latin American poetry, testimonial literature, and memory studies.