Robert Simon works as an Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Foreign Languages at Kennesaw State University, in the state of Georgia, USA. His took his BA at Boston University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. He researches surrealist movements, postmodernism and the notion of the “paradigm shift” in Iberian poetry of the last few decades. He has already published a study of Portuguese Poetry, Understanding the Portuguese Poet Joaquim Pessoa, 1942-2007: A Study in Iberian Cultural Hybridity (2008), and several chapbooks, including New Poems from the Airplane and Graveyard (2007), Não Tirei Fotos (2009), and Os Sophíadas (2009), as well as individual poems in journals throughout the US. He is married and has a beautiful daughter.