Kelsi Vanada’s book-length translations include The Visible Unseen by Andrea Chapela (forthcoming, 2022) and Damascus, Atlantis: Selected Poems by Marie Silkeberg, which was longlisted for the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; as well as Into Muteness by Sergio Espinosa and The Eligible Age by Berta García Faet. She published Rare Earth, a chapbook of original poems, in 2020. Kelsi holds MFAs in Poetry (Iowa Writers’ Workshop) and Literary Translation (The University of Iowa) and works as the Program Manager of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) in Tucson, Arizona. She teaches occasional classes on literary translation and is an active reviewer of poetry in translation.
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