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Ali Kinsella

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Ali Kinsella

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Ali Kinsella lived in Ukraine for nearly five years. She has been translating from Ukrainian since 2012, and her work has appeared in SolsticeKenyon ReviewApofenie, and Guernica....

Her translations have been supported with grants from the Ukrainian Book Institute and the Peterson Literary Fund. Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow: Selected Poems by Natalka Bilotserkivets, a collection she co-translated with Dzvinia Orlowsky (Lost Horse Press, 2021) is a finalist for the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her latest work, Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories, an anthology in support of Ukrainians today, will soon be available from Deep Vellum Publishing. She lives in Chicago, where she also sometimes works as a baker.

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