Erica Mena

Erica Mena was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. They received an MFA in poetry from Brown University, an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa, and and an MPhil in culture and criticism from the University of Cambridge.

Mena is the author of Featherbone (Ricochet Editions, 2015), which received a 2016 Hoffer First Horizons Award, and the translator of the Argentine graphic novel The Eternaut (Fantagraphics, 2015), created by Héctor Germán Oesterheld with artwork by Francisco Solano López, which received a 2016 Eisner Award.

Mena is the editor-in-chief and executive director of Anomalous Press. They served as the executive director of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) from 2014 to 2016, and the editor-in-chief and executive director of Drunken Boat from 2015 to 2017. They have been a visiting lecturer at Brown University, Harvard University, and Mills College, among other institutions. They live in Providence, Rhode Island, and Fiskars, Finland.