Kristin Dykstra

Kristin Dykstra is principal translator of The Winter Garden Photograph, by Reina María Rodríguez, Winner of the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. She co-edited Materia Prima, an anthology of poetry by Amanda Berenguer (Uruguay), Finalist for the 2020 Best Translated Book Award. Previously the U. of Alabama Press published four of Dykstra’s book-length translations of Cuban poetry, by Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Flores, Ángel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales. She also translated Tina Escaja’s Destructivist Manual. Selections from her new poetry manuscript appear in Lana Turner, Seedings, La Noria (with Spanish translation by Escaja), and the website for The Hopper.


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