Poet & Translator

Eléna Rivera's new book of poetry Scaffolding (2017) is available from the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. Recent chapbooks include LE SOUCI FORMEL/​ the formal concern from Belladonna* (2016) and her bilingual artist book Disturbances in an Ocean of Air (Estepa Editions, France, artwork by Kate Van Houten, 2016). Other books of poetry are Atmosphered (Oystercatcher Press, 2014), On The Nature of Position and Tone (Fields Press, 2012) and The Perforated Map (Shearsman Books, 2011). Her poetry has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, Denver Quarterly, Jacket2 and The Volta among others. She won the 2010 Robert Fagles prize from the National Poetry Series for her translation of Bernard Noël’s The Rest of the Voyage (Graywolf Press, 2011) and is a recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation. 

Jacket image courtesy of Russell Switzer.