Contemporary American poet and translator
Idra Novey is the author of Exit, Civilian, chosen by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series and The Next Country. Her translations include Viscount Lascano Tegui's novel On Elegance While Sleeping, shortlisted for the 2010 Best Translated Book Award and collections of poems by Manoel de Barros and Paulo Henriques Britto. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN Translation Fund, and the Poetry Society of America. Currently, she directs the literary translation program at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts.