NANCY NAOMI CARLSON is a poet, translator, and editor. She has published three collections of poetry translations, most recently Calazaza’s Delicious Dereliction (Tupelo Press, 2015), poems by Suzanne Dracius (Martinique). Carlson's translation of The Nomads, My Brothers, Go Out to Drink from the Big Dipper (Seagull Books, 2015), poems by Abdourahman Waberi (Djibouti), was a finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award. Carlson earned a 2014 literary translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at the Writer’s Center and has earned doctorates in foreign language methodology and counselor education.
JESSE LEE KERCHEVAL is the editor of América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets, University of New Mexico Press, 2016. She is the author of 15 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as a translator, specializing in Uruguayan poetry. Her translations include Invisible Bridge/ El puente invisible: Selected Poems of Circe Maia. She is the Zona Gale Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.