Kelsi Vanada

Art Discipline: 
Tucson, AZ
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Nov 21, 2022 to Dec 2, 2022

Kelsi Vanada’s book-length translations include The Visible Unseen by Andrea Chapela (Restless Books, 2022) and Damascus, Atlantis: Selected Poems by Marie Silkeberg (Terra Nova Press, 2021), which was longlisted for the 2022 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation; as well as Into Muteness by Sergio Espinosa (Veliz Books, 2020) and The Eligible Age by Berta García Faet (Song Bridge Press, 2018). Kelsi published Rare Earth, a chapbook of original poems, in 2020 (Finishing Line Press). Kelsi holds MFAs in Poetry (Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 2016) and Literary Translation (The University of Iowa, 2017) and works as the Program Manager of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) in Tucson, Arizona. She teaches occasional classes on literary translation and is an active reviewer of poetry in translation.