Carlos M. Luis was born in La Habana, Cuba in 1932. He left Cuba in ‘62 and settled in New York City until ’79, when he moved to Miami and became the director of the Cuban Museum. As an artist and visual poet he has exhibited his work in a number of galleries around the country and world. He has taught courses and given lectures on a variety of subjects including Renaissance, Cuban and contemporary art, cultural studies, socialism, avant-garde, surrealism and philosophy. His poetry and essays have been published widely, his most recent book being, “Dysfunctional Texts” (Luna Bisonte, 2002). He is married with two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren.