Carmen Boullosa--a Cullman Center, a Guggenheim, a DAAD and a FONCA Fellow--was born in Mexico City in 1954. She's a poet, playwright, essayist, novelist, and artist, and has been a professor at NYU, Columbia University, City College CUNY, Georgetown, and other institutions. She's now at Macaulay Honors College CUNY. The NYPL acquired her papers and artist books. More than a dozen books and over ninety dissertations have been written about her work.