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Rika Lesser

Rika Lesser is the author of three books of poetry already published, and the forthcoming Questions of Love: New and Selected Poems. She has also published five books of poetry in translation--by Claes Andersson, Gunnar Ekelöf, Hermann Hesse, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Göran Sonnevi--as well as translations of various works of Swedish or German fiction and nonfiction. Among the many grants and awards she has received for her work are the Landon Translation Prize from the Academy of American Poets, a Fulbright Fellowship, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize (twice), and the Poetry Translation Prize of the Swedish Academy. Her translation of Hesse's Siddhartha: An Indic Poem will be published in the Barnes & Noble Classic Series next winter. She teaches both poetry and literary translation and resides in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

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