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Seth Michelson

Portrait of Seth Michelson
Photo: Remington

Seth Michelson

Seth Michelson has published nineteen books of original poetry and poetry in translation, as well as the bilingual-Spanish poetry anthology Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention. His honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation, and his work has been translated into multiple languages, including German, Hindi, Italian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He teaches the poetry of the hemispheric Americas at Washington and Lee University, where he founded and directs the Center for Poetic Research and is the chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Articles by Seth Michelson

Photo of rocks and brush in Fitatimen, Río Negro
Photo: Liliana Ancalao
I Write to Purge This Memory
By Liliana Ancalao
Liliana Ancalao honors her Mapuche identity and records the violence the state committed against her people in the Conquest of the Desert and Occupation of Araucanía, violence that continues to this day.
Translated from Spanish by Liliana Ancalao & Seth Michelson
Dreaming America, or the Many Forms of Fourteen
By Seth Michelson
Seth Michelson is the editor of Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention (Settlement House, 2017), a bilingual anthology of poetry and prose created…
[the nail fell]
By Victoria Estol
i follow the rabbit like Alice / it's good
Translated from Spanish by Seth Michelson