Nancy Naomi Carlson

Nancy Naomi Carlson is the author of Piano in the Dark, forthcoming in 2023 from Seagull Books; Infusion of Violets (Seagull Books, 2019); Kings Highway (Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 1997); and the translator of As Long as Trees Take Root in the Earth and Other Poems (Seagull Books, 2021) by Alain Mabanckou. The author of several works of translation, Carlson is the recipient of grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, as well as a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship in translation. She is a senior translation editor for Tupelo Quarterly and currently a professor of graduate counseling at Walden University.