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Poet & Translator

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City and raised in Paris, France. Her new book of poems, Epic Series, is just out from Shearsman Books. Her third full-length collection of poetry Scaffolding (2017) was published by Princeton University Press in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. She received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation and was a recent recipient of fellowships from MacDowell (2020), Trelex Paris Poetry Residency (2019) and the SHOEN Foundation (2016).