Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell has translated works by numerous Latin American authors, including Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Cardenal, Maria Moreno, Ana Lidia Vega Serova, and Edmundo Paz Soldán. She was the recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship in support of her translation of Antonio Benítez Rojo’s novel “Woman in Battle Dress,” which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation. Her translation of “Wicked Weeds” by Pedro Cabiya was named a finalist for the 2017 Best Translated Book Award. Powell’s newest translation is Neruda’s “venture of the infinite man.”

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2018 - The Poet’s Calling: The Life & Works of Pablo Neruda