Laura Ymayo Tartakoff (b. 1954). An adjunct professor in the political science department at Case Western Reserve University, where she has received numerous teaching awards, Ymayo Tartakoff is also a lawyer specializing in constitutional law, civil liberties and Latin American issues. She received a law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1990, a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and Master’s degrees from Tufts University and the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her essays have appeared in European Community, La Tribune de Genève and Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. She is coeditor of Poetry and Politics: Selected Poems of Heberto Padilla. Her books of poetry include Mujer martes and Entero lugar, íntimo color. Her poems were selected for El zunzún viajero, a series edited by Juana Rosa Pita. (Cintas, 1977-78)

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