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May Literary Artist of the Month – Conor Bracken

Conor Bracken is a US-born poet and translator. The author of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour (winner of the 2017 Frost Place Chapbook Competition) and The Enemy of My Enemy Is Me (winner of the 2020 Diode Editions book prize), he is also the translator of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s Scorpionic Sun (CSU Poetry Center, 2019) and Jean D’Amérique’s No Way in the Skin Without This Bloody Embrace (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2022), a finalist for the 2023 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. His work has earned support from Bread Loaf, the Community of Writers, the Frost Place, Inprint, Cornell’s Institute for Comparative Modernities, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His poems, translations, and reviews, can be found in places like BOMBCleveland Review of Books, Reading in Translation, New England Review, the New Yorker, Ploughshares, and Sixth Finch. Learn more at conorbracken.com.


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