portrait of Leo Boix

Leo Boix

Leo Boix is a Latino British poet, translator and journalist based in the UK. In 2019 he won the Keats-Shelley Prize for poetry. His first English language collection Ballad of a Happy Immigrant was published by Penguin in 2021. He has published two collections in Spanish, Un lugarpropio (2015) and Mar de noche (2017), and was included in many anthologies, such as Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe) and Why Poetry? (Verve Poetry Press). His English poems have appeared in Poetry, The Poetry Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, PNReview, The Rialto, Litro, Magma, Brittle Star, Letras Libres, South Bank Poetry, The Morning Star, The Laurel Review and elsewhere. Boix is a fellow of The Complete Works Program and co-director of Un Nuevo Sol, a scheme to nurture new young voices of Latino poets in the UK.

Poems translated by Leo Boix