Eléna Rivera

Poet

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New York, NY
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Author's Bio

Eléna Rivera is a poet and translator. Born in Mexico City, and raised in Paris, France, she now resides in New York City. She is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, most recently Scaffolding (Princeton University Press, 2017) and A Test of Labor (Essay Press, 2015). She is the winner of the 2010 Robert Fagles prize for her translation of Bernard Noël's The Rest of the Voyage (2011). 

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Scaffolding (Princeton University Press, 2017)
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Remembrance of Things Plastic (LRL e-editions, 2010)
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Mistakes, Accidents, and a Want of Liberty (Barque Press, 2006)
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Disturbances in the Ocean of Air (Phylum Press, 2005)
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Suggestions at Every Turn (Seeing Eye Books, 2005)
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Unknowne Land (Kelsey Street Press, 2000)
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Wale; or, The Corse (Leave Books, 1994)
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The Wait; for Homer's Penelope (EM Press, 1993)
Journals:
Aufgabe
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Chicago Review
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Circumference
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Esopus
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Five Fingers Review
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Peaches and Bats
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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The Nation
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The Poker
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The Solitary Plover
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Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes won: 

2010 Robert Fagles Translation Prize, National Poetry Series

2010 National Endowment for the Arts in Translation

1999 The Frances Jaffer Poetry Award, Kelsey Street Press

1998 First Prize, Stand Magazine 2nd International Poetry Competition, UK

1996 The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry 1994-1995

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Marcher jusqu'au soir by Lydie Salvayre

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Fluent in: 
French, Spanish
Born in: 
Mexico City
Mexico
Raised in: 
Paris
France
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Last update: Jun 25, 2019