Yolanda Castaño (Santiago de Compostela, Spain 1977) has been publishing poetry for over twenty years. Her six collections have been awarded prizes such as The Spanish Critics’ Award, Espiral Maior, Ojo Crítico ―for the best published book by a young Spanish poet―, Novacaixagalicia, “Writer of the Year” ―by the Galician Federation of Bookshops― and she was a finalist in the National Poetry Prize. Bilingual editions (Galician-Spanish) of her most recent collections have been published by Visor Libros ―Libro de la Egoísta (2006), Profundidad de Campo (2009) and La segunda lengua (2014). A dynamic cultural activist, Castaño has directed cultural projects with Galician and international poets since 2009: poetry translation workshops, an annual poetry festival, a monthly cycle of readings ―Galician Critics’ Prize for the best cultural initiative in 2014― apart from programming poetry events for other institutions. A poetry multimedia artist, she produced events around Europe and America, as well as in Tunisia, China and Japan. She worked for TV for several years ―Mestre Mateo Prize to the best TV Communicator in 2005― and contributed articles to a number of journals. Her writing has been translated into twenty different languages and she has edited and translated contemporary poets into Galician and Spanish. Castaño has also published five poetry books for children.