We wonder at our shifting capacities, keep adding and striking skills from the bottoms of our résumés under constant revision like the inscriptions on tombs shared for generations unnervingly up to date Made nervous by our shift in capabilities, we write:
Poet, translator, and editor Anna Moschovakis studied philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. She then went on to receive her MFA in creative writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College, and her MA in comparative literature (French and American) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
She is the author of two books of poetry, You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake (Coffee House Press, 2011), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and I Have Not Been Able to Get Through to Everyone (Turtle Point Press, 2006).
Her translations from the French include Albert Cossery's The Jokers (New York Review Books, 2010), Annie Ernaux's The Possession (Seven Stories Press, 2008), and Georges Simenon's The Engagement (New York Review Books, 2007).
Her awards include fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Fund for Poetry, and a translation fellowship from Le Centre National du Livre.
Since 2002, Moschovakis has been a member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse, in the capacity of editor, designer, administrator, and printer. She edits several books each year for Ugly Duckling, and heads up the Dossier Series of investigative texts.
She currently teaches at the Pratt Institute and at Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. She lives in South Kortright, New York, part of the Catskill/Delaware watershed.