Jorge Arbeleche (Montevideo, 1943) is a poet, essayist, and professor of Uruguayan literature. In 1999, he received the National Prize for Uruguayan Literature. He is a member of the National Academy of Uruguayan Letters. His books include El bosque de las cosas. Antología 1968-2006. (Montevideo: Librería Linardi y Risso—Colección La Hoja Que Piensa) and Mito (1968-2014) (Ediciones Vitruvio. Madrid).