Eléna Rivera

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Eléna Rivera is a poet and translator. Born in Mexico City, she now resides in New York City. She is the author of five volumes of poetry, most recently A Test of Labor (2015), and winner of the 2010 Robert Fagles prize for her translation of Bernard Noël's The Rest of the Voyage (2011). Her book of poems, Scaffolding, is forthcoming from the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets.

Publications and Prizes

Disturbances in the Ocean of Air
(Phylum Press, 2005)
, Mistakes, Accidents, and a Want of Liberty
(Barque Press, 2006)
, Remembrance of Things Plastic
(LRL e-editions, 2010)
, Suggestions at Every Turn
(Seeing Eye Books, 2005)
, The Wait; for Homer's Penelope
(EM Press, 1993)
, Unknowne Land
(Kelsey Street Press, 2000)
, Wale; or, The Corse
(Leave Books, 1994)
Aufgabe, Chicago Review, Circumference, Esopus, Five Fingers Review, Peaches and Bats, Poetry Salzburg Review, Salt Hill Journal, Stand Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, The Nation, The Poker, The Solitary Plover, Van Gogh's Ear

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Paris, France
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Last updated: Sep 20, 2016