portrait of Delaina Haslam

Delaina Haslam

After studying English, French, and journalism, Delaina Haslam worked in writing and editing roles in Madrid and then London. Missing languages, she retrained and passed the Diploma in Translation. She specialises in sociology and translates for French academic journals. She took part in the British Centre for Literary Translation Summer School in 2016, which led to invaluable collaborations including a series of Poetry Translation Centre workshops on francophone African poets and participation in Newcastle University's Poettrio Experiment. She translated a story by Guatemala's Alan Mills (from Spanish) for the Hay Festival Bogatá 39 anthology, but this collection is her first full literary work. She’s interested in collaborative and performative translation, and has written for the Glasgow Review of Books, the Poetry Translation Centre, and Yorkshire Translators and Interpreters. She is also working on a creative nonfiction novel. She lives in Sheffield with her partner and son.

Poems translated by Delaina Haslam