Jennifer Kronovet was born and raised in New York City. She received an MFA in creative writing from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA in applied linguistics from Columbia University Teachers College. She is the author of The Wug Test (Ecco, 2016), which was selected by Eliza Griswold for the National Poetry Series, and Awayward (BOA Editions, 2007), which was selected by Jean Valentine as the winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. She also cotranslated Celia Dropkin’s The Acrobat (Tebot Bach, 2014) from the Yiddish and is a cofounder of Circumference, a journal of poetry in translation. Kronovet, who previously served as the writer-in-residence at Washington University in St. Louis, currently lives in Berlin.