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Catherine Hammond

Contributor

Catherine Hammond

Catherine Hammond has a BA in Spanish from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MFA from Arizona State University in creative writing. Poems translated from Olvido García Valdés’ collection And We Were All Alive / Y todos estábamos vivos appear as a chapbook, House Surrounded by Scaffold, from Mid-American Review. She also has translations in American Poetry Review, Field, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Drunken Boat, and many other national magazines. Hammond’s own poetry has been anthologized in Fever Dreams:  Contemporary Arizona Poetry from University of Arizona Press, in MARGIN: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, and in Yellow Silk from Warner Books.  She has three Pushcart nominations.

Articles by Catherine Hammond

From the Translator: Standing Stone Souls: My Journey into the Poetry of María Auxiliadora Álvarez
By Catherine Hammond
The Yucatan Peninsula has always had a powerful hold on me. I used to say I went there for refueling with every rite of passage. This particular trip had been a surprise. Following my divorce, after a…
Standing Stones
By María Auxiliadora Álvarez
its gulp may drink you down its foam overwhelm you
Translated from Spanish by Catherine Hammond
Multilingual
What Do You Expect, Heart?
By Olvido García Valdés
  What do you expect, heart? What do you want from me? To be like Zeno of Elea, who bit off his own tongue in one bite and spit it out at the tyrant? The good angel bad angel speaks: the bearable…
Translated from Spanish by Catherine Hammond
Multilingual