An Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Mitre was born in Oruro,
Bolivia in 1943. He studied French literature in France and Latin
American literature in the United States, where he attained his
Ph.D. in Latin American literature at the University of Pittsburgh
with a thesis on the poetry of Vicente Huidobro.
He has taught in many universities, including Dartmouth College,
Columbia University, as well as St. John's University in New York,
where he currently resides.
He has published many books of poetry, among them: Morada
(1975), Ferviente Humo (1976), Mirabilia (1979), La Luz del Regreso
(1990), Lineas de Otoqo (1993), and Camino de Cualquier Parte
(1998). The publishing house of Brussels, Le Cormier, has also
published two bilingual anthologies of his poetry: Mirabilia
(1983), and Chroniques d'un Retour (1997). Many of his poems have
been translated into English, Italian and Portuguese, and have been
included in many anthologies of Latin American poetry.
Among his books of criticism are Huidobro: Hambre de Espacio y
Sed de Cielo (1981) and El Arbol y la Piedra (1988), both published
by Monte Avila of Caracas, Venezuela. As a translator, he has
published an anthology of Contemporary Belgian poets, Urnias y
Nupcias (1998), which was edited in Mexico.
He has given numerous lectures and readings throughout Latin
America, United States and Europe. In 1999 became Miembro de Nzmero
de la Academia Boliviana de la Lengua Correspondiente de la Real