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Christina Vega-Westhoff

Portrait of translator Christina Vega-Westhoff

Christina Vega-Westhoff

Christina Vega-Westhoff is a poet, translator, aerialist, and teaching artist living in Buffalo, NY. She teaches with the Bird’s Nest Circus Arts, the Geneseo Migrant Center, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Young Audiences of Western New York. Vega-Westhoff’s first book, Suelo Tide Cement, won the 2017 Nightboat Prize for Poetry and was published in 2018. Her translations of Panamanian writer Melanie Taylor Herrera’s work have appeared in Asymptote, Exchanges, Ezra, Metamorphoses, PRISM International, and Waxwing.

Articles by Christina Vega-Westhoff

Dance with Death
By Melanie Taylor Herrera
In the end, the shooter calls the shots.
Translated from Spanish by Christina Vega-Westhoff
Journey to Panama
By Pamela Carmell & Christina Vega-Westhoff
These stories are cautionary tales whose camera pulls back to reveal the universal quality of their characters’ flaws and missteps.