Photo by Sarah Hill

New chapbook available at Metambesen

The Perforated Map now available from SPD and


Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City, and spent her formative years in Paris. She has also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Montréal and Providence, Rhode Island. She now resides in New York City.

Her most recent books are: On the Nature of Position and Tone (Fields Press, 2012), The Perforated Map (Shearsman Books, 2011), and Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL e-editions, 2010). She won the 2010 Robert Fagles prize 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. Her Chapbook, Atmosphered, is forthcoming from Oystercatcher Press.

Cover image: ‘Sailboats III’ (photogravure on handmade paper, 7.52 x 7.52 ins) by Lothar Osterburg. Copyright © Lothar Osterburg, 1999.