Alí Calderón (Mexico City, 1982) is a Mexican poet and literary critic. He earned a doctorate in Mexican Letters at UNAM. He teaches Latin American literature and theory at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Co-founder and main editor of the most read online poetry journal of the hispanic world, Círculo de Poesía. He received the National Poetry Award Ramón López Velarde (2004) and Premio Latinoamericano de Poesía Benemérito de América (2007). He is the author of the poetry books Imago prima, Ser en el mundo, De naufragios y rescates, En agua rápida, Las correspondencias, and the collections of essays La generación de los cincuenta; Del poema al transtexto. Ensayos para leer poesía mexicana; Reinventar el lirismo. Problemas actuales de poética. He is editor of several poetry anthologies: La luz que va dando nombre 1965-1985. Veinte años de la poesía última en México, El oro ensortijado and Poesía viva de México. He was elected by 200 critics as one of the five most representative poets under 40 years old. He is editor of Valparaíso México Press and manage, with Mario Bojórquez, the Mexico City Poetry festival.