Santiago Mutis Durán ( Bogotá , 1951 ) is a poet, essayist, editor and art critic of Colombia . He is also founding director of the magazines, Gradiva and Conversations from La Soledadin which he has developed a wide critical work around the poetry and the contemporary art. His poems manage to balance themes of literary culture and everyday life, knowledge and experience, in a language sometimes conversational, ironic tones, voluntarily prosaic but full of seductive images and expressive richness. His texts and essays have been translated and disseminated in different anthologies and publications of the country and abroad. He is tutor of the masters of plastic arts of the National University of Colombia . As editor, he compiled the works of José Asunción Silva , Aurelio Arturo , José Antonio Osorio Lizarazo and Álvaro Mutis , among others. In addition, he founded the magazineGazette of the Colombian Institute of Culture and was director of publications of the National University.