Katherine E. Young is the author of Woman Drinking Absinthe; Day of the Border Guards, 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist; and two chapbooks. She is the translator of Look at Him by Anna Starobinets, Farewell, Aylis by Azerbaijani political prisoner Akram Aylisli, and two short poetry collections by Inna Kabysh. Young’s translations of contemporary Russian-language poetry and prose have won international awards; her work has appeared in Asymptote, LA Review of Books, Subtropics, and many others, including The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry. Several translations have been made into short films. Young was named a 2020 Arlington County (Virginia) individual artist grant recipient, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow, and a 2015 Hawthornden Fellow (Scotland). From 2016 to 2018, she served as the inaugural poet laureate for Arlington, Virginia.