Yvette Siegert

Yvette Siegert

About Yvette Siegert

Yvette Siegert is a contemporary Latinx British poet and translator. She is the author of Atmospheric Ghost Lights, selected for the 2021 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship Award, and her debut collection, a winner of the James Berry Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from Bloodaxe Books. Recent translations include Chantal Maillard’s Killing Plato (New Directions), shortlisted for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Alejandra Pizarnik’s Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962–1972 (New Directions), which won the Best Translated Book Award. She is reading for a doctorate in Colombian literary geography and intellectual history at Merton College, Oxford. She has edited for The New Yorker and has taught at Columbia University, Baruch College and the 92nd Street Y. Her poems have appeared in many journals and magazines like Aufgabe, Boston Review, St. Petersburg Review, Stonecutter, The Literary Review and newyorker.com, and her work has received recognition from New York State Council on the Arts, the Academy of American Poets and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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