Enrique Juncosa was born in Palma de Mallorca in 1961. He has published six collections of poetry in his native Spanish, from the most recent two of which—Las espirales naranja (2002) and Bahía de las banderas (2007)—the poems in the present volume are taken. Since 2003 Juncosa is also the director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art where he edits the journal Boulevard Magenta. He has been deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and of the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno. Enrique Juncosa has curated numerous shows of many major artists including Dorothy Cross, Howard Hodgkin, Miroslaw Balka, James Coleman and Terry Winters (whose artwork features on the cover of Bay of Flags and other poems).