Jesse Lee Kercheval

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Jesse Lee Kercheval is the author of fourteen books including the poetry collection Cinema Muto, winner of a Crab Orchard Open Selection Award; The Alice Stories, winner of the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize; and the memoir Space, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She is also a translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry, and a 2016 NEA in Translation Fellow. Her translations include The Invisible Bridge: Selected Poems of Circe Maia and Fable of an Inconsolable Man, by Javier Etchevarren. She is the editor of the anthologies Earth, Water and Sky: An Bilingual Anthology of Environmental Poetry and América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets. She is currently the Zona Gale Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she is the Director of the Program in Creative Writing.

In 2017 she won the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press for her book of poems, America.

Links

Jesse’s web page

Wikipedia

Poems at Academy of American Poets

Interview at The Rumpus

Dorset Prize announcement

 

 

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