Homero Aridjis is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence. Aridjis has published 43 books of poetry and prose, many of them translated into a dozen languages. He has been a visiting professor at Indiana University, New York University and Columbia University, and held the Nichols Chair in Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of California, Irvine. He has been an editorial page columnist at the Mexican newspapers La Jornada, Reforma and El Universal since 1985, publishing hundreds of articles about environmental, political and literary topics. Homero Aridjis has served as Mexico’s ambassador to the Netherlands and Switzerland and to UNESCO in Paris.
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