Heath Wing, a West Texas native, received a PhD in Spanish from Texas Tech University. He is currently a professor at North Dakota State University, teaching Spanish and Latin American Literature courses. Aside from academia, he has been broadening his horizons to prose writing and poetry translation. He has published poetry translations for the Spanish poet Sara Gallardo in Shadowgraph, as well as poetry translations for the celebrated Argentine writer Federico Falco, which appear in Hinchas de Poesia. Heath wears alpargatas and a boina during the week, changing them for boots and two-stepping on the weekends.