Poet & Translator

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City, and spent her formative years in Paris. Her new book Scaffolding is available from the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and her chapbook LE SOUCI FORMEL/​the formal concern is just out from Belladonna*. 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.