About the Author

Jonathan Mayhew is Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas. He received his A.B in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis, and his PhD in the same field from Stanford University. He has taught at Ohio State University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Mayhew has blogged at Bemsha Swing since 2002 and remains involved in other blogging projects, most recently Stupid Motivational Tricks.

His interests fall into a few broad categories: Spanish and Spanish American poetry; contemporary American poetry and poetics; translation and translation theory; prosody; jazz; scholarly writing and how to get it done. He has written and published four books: Claudio Rodríguez and the Language of Poetic Vision, The Poetics of Self-Consciousness, The Twilight of the Avant-Garde, and Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch. His articles and reviews have appeared in prestigious academic journals of the US and Spain, including Diacritics, Hispanic Review, PMLA, Insula, and Revista de Libros.

Currently, Professor Mayhew is working on a project with the title: What Lorca Knew: The Embodiment of Knowledge in Contemporary Spanish Poetry.