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Ellen Doré Watson

Ellen Doré Watson serves as Director of the Poetry Center at Smith College and poetry and translation editor of The Massachusetts Review; she is also a member of the editorial board of Alice James Books. Author of four books of poetry, most recently, This Sharpening, from Tupelo Press, her individual poems have appeared widely in literary journals, including The American Poetry Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker. Among Watson’s honors are a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant, a Rona Jaffe Writers Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship. She has translated a dozen books from the Brazilian Portuguese, including The Alphabet in the Park: Selected Poems of Adélia Prado, and co-translates contemporary Arabic language poetry with Saadi Simawe.

Ellen Doré Watson

 

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