Ilia Galán was born in Spain in 1966. He is a Lecturer in Aesthetics and Theory of Art at Carlos III University at Madrid; he is currently an Academic Visitor in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard, New York and the Sorbonne. He edits the magazine Conde de Arande. As well as poetry, he writes novels, essays and occasional journalism. His volume of poetry, In the Wilderness of Signs, is published also by the Albion Beatnik Press.