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María José Giménez

María José Giménez is a poet, translator, and editor, working in English, Spanish, and French. The translator of Edurne Pasaban's Tilting at Mountains, Alejandro Saravia's novel Red, Yellow, Green, and Mara Pastor's Natal Debt (The University of Arizona Press, 2021), winner of the 2020 Ambroggio Prize. Giménez has received support from the NEA, the Studios at MASS MoCA, the Breadloaf Translators’ Conference, Canada Council for the Arts, and Banff International Literary Translators’ Centre. Giménez is the 2019–2021 Poet Laureate of Easthampton, Massachusetts. She is the assistant translation editor of Anomaly and a former board member of the American Literary Translators Association.

María José Giménez
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