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Yvette Siegert

Yvette Siegert is a Latinx poet, critic and translator who immigrated to the UK in 2018. She is the author of Atmospheric Ghost Lights, selected for the 2021 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Award, and her debut collection, a winner of the James Berry Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from Bloodaxe Books. Recent translations include Chantal Maillard’s Killing Plato (New Directions), shortlisted for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Alejandra Pizarnik’s Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972 (New Directions), which won the Best Translated Book Award.  She is reading for a doctorate in Colombian literary geography and intellectual history at Merton College, Oxford.

Poems translated by Yvette Siegert