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Chloe Garcia Roberts is a poet and translator from the Spanish and Chinese.
She is the author of a book of poetry, The Reveal, which was published as part of Noemi Press’s Akrilika Series for innovative Latino writing. Her translations include Li Shangyin’s Derangements of My Contemporaries: Miscellaneous Notes (New Directions), which was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, and a collected poems of Li Shangyin published in the New York Review Books / Poets series. She is the recipient of a 2021 NEA fellowship in translation.
Her translations of children’s literature include Cao Wenxuan’s Feather (Archipelago Books/Elsewhere Editions) which was an USBBY Outstanding International Book for 2019, and Decur’s When You Look Up (Enchanted Lion) which was named a Best Children’s Book of 2020 by the New York Times. Her most recent translation, The True Story of a Mouse Who Never Asked for It by Ana Christina Herreros was also named a Best Children’s Book of 2021 by the New York Times.
Her essays, poems, and translations have appeared in the publications BOMB, Boston Review, A Public Space, Kenyon Review, Yale Review, and Gulf Coast among others. She
lives outside Boston and works as deputy editor of Harvard Review.