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Nancy Naomi Carlson is a translator, poet, essayist, and author of twelve titles (eight translated), including Khal Torabully’s Cargo Hold of Stars: Coolitude (Seagull Books, 2021), which was the winner of the 2022 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. An Infusion of Violets (Seagull, 2019), her second full-length poetry collection, was named “New & Noteworthy” by the New York Times. A recipient of two literature translation grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, she was a finalist for the Best Translated Book Award and the CLMP Firecracker Poetry Award. Decorated with the rank of Chevalier in the Order of the French Academic Palms, she is the translation editor for On the Seawall. Carlson has earned two doctorates, and has published her work in APR, The
Georgia Review, The Paris Review, Poem-a-Day, Poetry, and elsewhere.