Poet, editor and a man of culture, Dannybal Reyes Umbria was born in Venezuela, Araure in 1976. He graduated from Venezuela Central University, Language and Literature Department. He has worked on culture economy in National Fine Arts University. From the year 2000, he has worked as the director of various private organisations on publishing, book trade and distribution. He founded the literature agency, Agencia Literaria del Sur, and currently acts as its general director. His poems were first published in 2002, as part of the collection Son Seis (They are Six). In 2007, he arranged Amanecieron de Bala, o book publicising contemporary young Venezuelan poetry. His first poetry book, Ritos, de otros cuerpos y cotidianidad was published in 2008. His other book Esta ciudad es una tumba para los relampagos was published in 2013.