Ali Kinsella (MARS-REERS ’14) has been named a 2024 NEA Translation Fellow. NEA Translation Fellowships, ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, are awarded each year to literary translators, giving recipients the time and space to create English renditions of the world’s best literature, making them accessible to American audiences.
To support the translation from the Ukrainian of the poetry collection Lost in Living by Halyna Kruk. The majority of the poems in Lost in Living were and are being written in real time as the war in Ukraine continues. Many Ukrainian writers, including Kruk, continue to ignore traditional publishing routes and are posting their work to social media where it is sometimes edited publicly. For this reason, the collection is still taking shape, as the work is unpublished and many of its eventual poems have not yet been written. Kinsella will collaborate on this project with Dzvinia Orlowsky, a poet and co-editor of Four Way Books.
Read Kinsella’s Bio and Personal Statement