Bard Faculty

John Burns

Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish

Primary Academic Program: Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Spanish Studies


Professor Burns is an educator, poet, translator, and the author of Contemporary Hispanic Poets: Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age (Cambria Press, 2015). He has also authored books chapters, including “Teaching Infrarrealistas: Using Lesser Known Contemporary Poets in the Undergraduate Classroom” in Teaching Latin American Poetries (forthcoming) and “From Manifesto to Manifestation: The Infrarrealista Movement as an Alternative Latin American Literary Community,” in Alternative Communities in Hispanic Literature and Culture; and articles and book reviews in publications such as Film International (web), 1616: Anuario de Literatura Comparada, and Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources. His publications also include translations—of the Chilean poet Raúl Hernández and Galician poet Salvador García-Bodaño, as well as translations of the Beat poets into Spanish—and his own creative work. He has been invited to lecture, read, or present papers throughout the world, including at venues in Japan, Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, Canada, New York City, and Madison, Wisconsin, among others. He previously taught at Bard High School Early College Queens, Rockford University in Illinois, and Kobe College in Japan, where he served as Visiting Researcher.

BA, University of Maine–Orono; MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison. At Bard since 2019.