Elizabeth Macklin

Elizabeth Macklin (born Poughkeepsie, New York, 1952) is the author of two books of poetry, A Woman Kneeling in the Big City (1992) and You’ve Just Been Told (2000). In 1999, an Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship allowed her to spend a year in the Basque Country, in Bilbao, Spain, beginning studies in the Basque language. She began translating Kirmen Uribe’s poems in 2002, and in 2003 did the English versions for his collaborative multimedia project Zaharregia, Txikiegia Agian / Too Old, Too Small, Maybe. Her translation of his poetry collection Meanwhile Take My Hand was published in the U.S. in 2007. Between 1974 and 1999 she worked on the editorial staff of The New Yorker magazine, and now makes her living as a freelance editor; she is currently finishing work on a third book of poems. www.elizabethmacklin.net


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