Karen Villeda was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico, in 1985. In 2015, she participated in the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, and in 2018 she was the Vermont Studio Center's Writer in Residence. To date, she has published three essay collections, five books of poetry, and two children's books. Her essay collection Visegrado won the José Revueltas Literary Essay Prize, and she has recieved grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, and the National Fund for Culture and Arts. You can find more of her literature and multimedia on her website, POETronicA. She is currently the digital editor of Este País.
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Charlotte Whittle’s translations and writing have appeared in the Literary Review, Los Angeles Times, Guernica, Electric Literature, BOMB, the Paris Review and elsewhere. Her translation of Norah Lange’s People in the Room was longlisted for the BTBA and shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation and the Society of Authors First Translation Prize, and her translation of Jorge Comensal’s The Mutations was published in 2019 by FSG. She is an editor at Cardboard House Press and teaches literary translation at Brooklyn College.