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Fiction, Non-Fiction, US English

Swedish-English translator based in Stockholm, Sweden | MFA in Literary Translation from Columbia University | Poet & small press editor

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a poet, Swedish to English translator, and small press editor based in Stockholm, Sweden. Born and raised in rural Nebraska, she spent many years living in New York and Connecticut. She received her BA in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in poetry and literary translation from Columbia University, where she taught in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, most recently FIRST ONE THING, THEN THE OTHER (Per Diem Press, 2018), and translator of numerous books, including THE BELIEVER by Joakim Zander & WHAT WE OWE by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde. Along with Iris Cushing and E.C. Belli, she is a founding editor of the independent poetry press Argos Books, which has published over forty books since 2010. She was also the co-editor of Circumference, a journal of poetry in translation, along with Sam Ross, Hilary Vaughn Dobel, and Iris Cushing from 2012-2017.