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portrait of Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker

Marilyn Hacker is the author of fourteen books of poems, including A Stranger’s Mirror (Norton, 2015) and Blazons, (Carcanet, 2019), an essay collection, Unauthorized Voices ( Michigan, 2010), and eighteen collections of translations of French and Francophone poets also including  Samira Negrouche, Jean-Paul de Dadelsen and Claire Malroux. A Different Distance, a collaborative sequence written with Karthika Naïr, was published by Milkweed Editions in 2021. Her awards include the National Book Award, the 2009 American PEN award for poetry in translation, the 2010 PEN Voelcker Award and the international Argana Prize for Poetry from the Beit as-Sh’ir/ House of Poetry in Morocco in 2011. She lives in Paris. 

Poems translated by Marilyn Hacker