Odi Gonzales was born in Cusco, Peru.
He speaks simultaneously Quechua and Spanish. Between the years of 1990-2000,
he was college professor in Peru.
Moreover, later on he won a scholarship with The University of Maryland, College Park
where he made his postgraduate studies in Latinamerican Literature and he
taught Quechua Language and Culture. In US
he also worked as a translator from Quechua and as an investigator for National
Geographic Televison, The Smithonian, National Museum of American Indian, and
National Foreign Language Center of Washington D.C. He has published 6 poetry
books in which his contribution has been to incorporate voices
coming from the Quechua oral language into the poetic speech, reaching a
coral poetry.He currently teaches Quechua Language and Culture at New York University