Catherine Hammond's translation from the Spanish of Olvido García Valdés' collection And We Were All Alive/Y todos estábamos vivos, 2007 winner of Spain's National Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from Cardboard House Press. Her volume of selected poems by Mexican poet, Carmen Boullosa, was a finalist in Drunken Boat's book contest in 2015. Her MFA in creative writing comes from Arizona State University.
Roger Sedarat is a 2015 recipient of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize in translation. The author of three poetry collections, his translations of classical and modern Persian literature have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Guernica, Brooklyn Rail, and World Literature Today.