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About the Author
Kristin Dykstra is a writer, literary translator, editor and scholar. She writes about people, places, and culture, with a special interest in motions and intersections amongst Americas. She is the translator of book-length collections by Cuban authors Reina María Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Flores, Angel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales, published by the University of Alabama Press in 2014 and 2016. Her translation of Morales's The World as Presence was longlisted for the 2017 National Translation Award. Currently she is guest-editing a dossier dedicated to Juan Carlos Flores for The Chicago Review. She is also co-translating and editing Maqroll's Prayer and Other Poems, a collection by Álvaro Mutis (Colombia) to be published by New York Review Books. With Kent Johnson, she is co-editor of Materia Prima, an anthology showcasing poetry by Amanda Berenguer (Uruguay) and forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. Dykstra held a 2012 Literary Translation Fellowship with the National Endowment of the Arts and received the inaugural 2014 Gulf Coast Prize for Literary Translation. She is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Saint Michael's College in Vermont.