ABOUT

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Samantha Zighelboim is a poet and translator living in New York City. Her debut collection of poems, THE FAT SONNETS, is forthcoming from Argos Books in 2018 (with the support of a FACE OUT grant from CLMP.) Other work has appeared in Boston ReviewSixth Finch, Fanzine, Stonecutter, Springhouse, Smoking Glue Gun, Spiral Orb, and Bone Bouquet, among others. She is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA fellow in Poetry. She earned a BFA in Writing at Pratt Institute (’07) and a MFA in Poetry from Columbia University (’11), where she was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets Bennett Poetry Prize. While at Columbia, she met the writer Julia Guez, with whom she’s been co-translating the work of Costa Rican poet Luis Chaves, specifically his collection Equestrian Monuments/Monumentos Ecuestres. Their translations have been published in POETRY (for which they were awarded the 2016 Frederick Nims Memorial Prize for Translation), The Guardian, PEN Poetry Series, Circumference: A Journal of Poetry in Translation, and Springhouse, among others. Sam teaches creative writing and literature at Rutgers University and Parsons School of Design. Aquarius, Aries rising, Capricorn moon. She has a cat named Buddha who has actual super powers. (Photo Credit: Alexis Baldwin)

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