Mara Pastor is a Puerto Rican poet, editor and translator. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Common, Brooklyn Rail, Connotation Press and Seedings. She has authored six full-length poetry books in Spanish as well as the bilingual chapbooks As Though the Wound Had Heard, translated by María José Giménez, and Children of Another Hour, translated by Noel Black. Her latest book Falsa heladería (False Ice Cream Shop) was published in 2018 by Aguadulce Ediciones. She is the coeditor of the anthology of Puerto Rican contemporary poetry Vientos Alisios, that was originally published in Mexico City, followed by revised editions in Spain and Cuba. Her most recent editorial work was the anthology of contemporary Puerto Rican fiction A toda costa, published in 2018 in Mexico City. She lives in Ponce, Puerto Rico, where she teaches literature and collaborates as a writer with a number of publications and magazines in Puerto Rico and abroad.