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Alba Cid

Portrait of Galician poet Alba Cid
Photo copyright © Loli Fernández.

Alba Cid

Alba Cid is a Galician poet and researcher. Her poetry collection Atlas was published in 2019 by Editorial Galaxia. She directs the John Rutherford Centre for Galician Studies at the University of Oxford and divides her time between Oxford, England, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Until recently, she wrote a monthly column called “Cabinet of Curiosities” for the magazine Tempos Novos, and she is a frequent reviewer of contemporary Galician poetry both in journals and in monthly radio appearances. Her work has appeared in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and she has been published by Words Without Borders, the Action Books blog, The Offing (tr. Megan Berkobien), and Asymptote, with more forthcoming in Kenyon Review Online.

Articles by Alba Cid

Essays, or the Opening and Closing of the Okra Flowers During the Eclipse
By Alba Cid
The work of German photographer Karl Blossfeldt and his relationship to plants is reimagined in this poem by 2019 Poems in Translation Contest winner Alba Cid from her collection Atlas.Light is choral…
Translated from Galician by Megan Berkobien & Jacob Rogers
An Apocryphal History of the Discovery of Migration, or The Sacrifice of the Pfeilstörchen
By Alba Cid
it’s awful of me to interrupt, but I just / need you to understand how certain kinds of wounds can be useful.
Translated from Galician by Jacob Rogers