Maria do Cebreiro was born in 1976 in Santiago de Compostela. She is a widely-acclaimed Galician-language poet and critical theorist. Her published poetic works include: O estadio do espello [ The Mirror Stage] (1998), (Nos, as inadaptadas) [ Us, the Maladapted] (2002), Non queres que o poema te coneza [ You don't want the poem to know you] (2004), which won the Caixanova Prize, Os hemisferios [ Hemispheres] (2006), Objetos perdidos [ Lost property] (2007), Cuarto de outono [ Autumn Room] (2008), Non son de aqui [ I am not from Here] (2008), A guerra, [ The war] with Daniel Salgado (2012); Os inocentes [ The innocents] (2014) and O deserto (2015), which won the Spanish Critics' Award, A lentitude [ Slowness] (2017) and Sonos. Arquivos. Cartas [ Dreams. Archives. Letters] (2018). In collaboration with Xose Carlos Hidalgo Lomba she published the artists' books Poemas historicos [ Historical poems] (2010) and O grupo [ The group] (2012). She collaborated with Ismael Ramos on the poetic dialogue A ferida [ The wound] (2013), also designed by Hidalgo Lomba. She has also collated a series of poetry anthologies: A poesia e o gran milagre do mundo (2001), a sample of contemporary Galician poetry translated into English, and Damas Negras (2002), a collection of song lyrics by Afro-American women. As an academic she has published As antoloxias de poesia en Galicia e Cataluna: representacion poetica e ficcion loxica (2004), As terceiras mulleres (2005), and a variety of articles where new theoretical perspectives for contemporary Galician studies are explored (see for instance her English-language article 'Spectres of the Nation: Forms of Resistance to Literary Nationalism' in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2009) or her study of Galician author-translations in Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies (www.galicia21journal.org). Her book, Non son de aqui, has been translated into English by Helena Miguelez-Carballeira and was published by Shearsman Books in 2010.