- Robyn Creswell
Robyn Creswell is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Brown University and poetry editor of The Paris Review. He is the translator of Abdelfattah Kilito’s The Clash of Images and Sonallah Ibrahim’s That Smell and Notes from Prison, both published by New Directions. A former fellow of the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library, he is the recipient of the 2013 Roger Shattuck Prize for Criticism.
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