Letra y Píxel is a virtual library created by co-founders James R. Cantre Morales and Jeniffer Pace Olmo with collaborators Dr. Marcelino Canino Salgado and Michelle Rodríguez-Olivero. Using new technologies, the team aspires to generate a space where readers, both local and global, will be able to approach contemporary and classic literature of Puerto Rico as well as pertinent international publications. The Letra y Píxel team also hopes to encourage dialogue between seasoned and newer writers and to establish connections between regional and international literary practices.
From Dorado, Puerto Rico, Marcelino Canino Salgado is a special collaborator for Letra y Píxel. He holds doctoral degrees in Romance Philology (University of Madrid) and Philosophy (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras). He is also a linguist, cultural ethnographer, folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and literary critic. For 35 years, he taught in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and at the Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. His publications include 15 books and numerous critical essays in journals and anthologies.
James R. Cantre is a philosophy student at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. A poet, his work has been published in the anthology La magia de la palabra escrita (2007) and in his first poetry collection S/X (Terranova Editores, 2007). His most recent poetry book, El péndulo de hojalata is available through Letra y Píxel (2009).
Jeniffer Pace Olmo holds an M.A. in graphic design. Founder and owner of the company Greenbox Graphics, she specializes in corporate image design, web pages, and graphics for printed material.
Writer Michelle R.O. (Michelle Rodríguez-Olivero) is a student of literature and cinematography at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. She has received many literary awards for her poetry from academic institutions in Puerto Rico and Spain. She is presently coordinator of the Club de Lectores de Dorado [Dorado Readers’ Club] and founder of the Cinema Forum of Dorado.
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