Jennifer Hayashida

Jennifer Hayashida is a poet, translator, and artist. Her debut collection, A Machine Wrote This Song, was published by Gramma Poetry in 2018. She is the recipient of awards from, among others, the New York Foundation for the Arts, PEN, the Jerome Foundation, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Hayashida is most recently the translator, from the Swedish, of Ida Börjel’s Miximum Ca’Canny The Sabotage Manuals (Commune Editions, 2016), Athena Farrokhzad’s White Blight (Argos Books, 2015), and Karl Larsson’s Form/Force (Black Square Editions, 2015). With Ida Börjel, she is the Swedish co-translator of Solmaz Sharif’s Look (Rámus Förlag, 2017). She is currently completing the English translation of The Day I Am Free, Lawen Mohtadi’s biography of the Swedish Roma civil rights activist and author Katarina Taikon, to be published by Sternberg Press in 2018. She serves on the board of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

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