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Lindsay Turner & Leila Chatti

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Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads (Prelude Books, 2018). Her translations from the French include adagio ma non troppo, by Ryoko Sekiguchi (Les Figues Press, 2018) and The Next Loves, by Stéphane Bouquet (forthcoming, Nightboat Books), as well as a book of philosophy by Frederic Neyrat, Atopias (co-translated with Walt Hunter, Fordham University Press, 2017). Originally from northeast Tennessee, she holds an AB from Harvard College, a Masters in cinema from the Université Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle, an MFA in poetry from New York University, and a PhD in English from the University of Virginia, where her dissertation work explored the relationship between contemporary US poetry and global labor transformation. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Furman University.

Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and author of the chapbooks Ebb (Akashic Books, New-Generation African Poets Series) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors’ Selection from Bull City Press. She is the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, prizes from the Ploughshares’Emerging Writer’s Contest, Narrative’s 30 Below Contest, and the Academy of American Poets, and fellowships and scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, the Key West Literary Seminar, Dickinson House, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, where she was the 2017–2018 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, The Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, Narrative, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is currently the Anisfield-Wolf Fellow in Writing and Publishing at the CSU Poetry Center.

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