Frank Báez is a Dominican poet and writer. Born in 1978 in Santo Domingo, he graduated in Psychology, specializing in Social Research, from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His first poetry book was a chapbook published by the Cuban-Madrid company Betania, entitled Jarrón y otros poemas. However, for him his first book is Postales, which won the Salomé Ureña National Poetry Prize in 2009 and which has been through eight editions. Another of his poetry collections is Last Night I Dreamt I Was A DJ which was published in a bilingual version –English and Spanish– by the US publishing house Jai Alai Books. In 2016, Galería Estampa selected his poem La Marilyn Monroe de Santo Domingo for its Biblioteca Americana collection. He has also published the short story book Págales tú a los psicoanalistas and has published three books of essays in the volume La trilogía de los festivales. Last year, the publisher Valparaíso released his latest poetry book, entitled Llegó el fin del mundo a mi barrio. In July of this year, Ediciones Aguadulce will publish Lo que trajo el mar, his latest non-fiction work.