ELI TOLARETXIPI was born, lives and works in San Sebastian, Spain. She has published two poetry collections in Spanish and her poetry has also been translated into French and Italian. Amor muerto naturaleza muerta (Past Love Still Life) was published in 1999 and was praised for its poetics of unease. Her second volume Los lazos del número (The Loops of the Figure) appeared in 2003. Structurally dazzling, its poems deal with perception, dream and the nature of poetry. She is the Spanish translator of Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Menna Elfyn and Tess Gallagher.