Claudia Sierich, born 1963 in Caracas, is a poet, translator and a certified conference interpreter. She founded the festival “traficantesdepalabras”, which dedicates itself to the radical discovery of translations. She has translated poetry for the Latin American poetry festival in Vienna and the journal alba.lateinamerika lesen. She has published three poetry collections; her poetry has won several awards in Venezuela and has featured in different anthologies. She lives in Berlin and Caracas.