Biography

American, born in Córdoba, Argentina, Luis Alberto Ambroggio, member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (North American Academy of the Spanish Language), resides in the Washington Metropolitan area since 1967. Winner of the 2004 Spanish TV Award for poems on Solitute and other distinctions,  Ambroggio’s latest books of poetry, Laberintos de Humo (Tierra Firme, Buenos Aires, 2005) and El testigo se desnuda  (Puerta de Alcala, 2002) has been widely praised in reviews in Europe, U.S. (Diario de las Americas) and Latin America.

With writer and Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Llosa.


He is the author of nine collections of poetry published in Spain, Argentina and the United States of America.   His poetry has appeared in anthologies in Latin America, Europe and the U.S., among them DC Poets Against the War, Red Hot Salsa,Tigertail, Poetic Voices Without Boundaries and Cool Salsa ,  a collection described by Publishers Weekly as hot as jalapeños and as cool as jazz,   that serves up “inglés con Chili” and Spanish that “you feel in the blood of your soul” .  His poems have also appeared in magazines such as Passport (University of Arkansas), Scholastic, International Poetry Review (UNC), Hispanic Culture Review and others. Some of his poems are included in Textbooks of Literature such as Pasajes and Bridges to Literature.  Ambroggio’s poetry has been selected for the Archives of Hispanic-American Literature of the Library of Congress.