Jorge Fernández Granados lives in Mexico City, where he was born in 1965. Called ‘the scientific poet,’ his latest book Principio de incertidumbre [Uncertainty Principle], takes its title from Heisenberg’s famous principle, and won the Carlos Pellicer prize in 2008. His other prizes include the Jaime Sabines prize for Resurrección [Resurrection] (1995); the prestigious Aguascalientes prize for Los hábitos de la ceniza [The Habits of Ash] (2000), translated in part by John Oliver Simon as the bilingual chapbook Los fantasmas del palacio de los azulejos / Ghosts of the Palace of Blue Tiles (2008). His other publications include El cartógrafo [The Mapmaker] (1996), a book of short stories; El Cristal [Window Glass] (2000), a collection of prose poems; La fábula del tiempo [The Fable of Time] (2005), an anthology of the work of José Emilio Pacheco; two early books of poems and numerous critical articles in literary journals. Fernández Granados has been honored by the Centro Mexicano de Escritores / Mexican Center for Writers (1988) and was twice a recipient of funding from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes / National Endowment for Culture and the Arts (1992; 1997). His work is frequently anthologized in collections of new poetry of the Americas and he has been a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte / National System of Creators of Art since 2001.