So J. Lee

So J. Lee is the translator of Lee Hyemi’s Unexpected Vanilla (Tilted Axis Press, 2020), Choi Jin-young’s To the Warm Horizon (Honford Star, 2021), and Lee Soho’s Catcalling (Open Letter Books, 2021). They also make chogwa, a quarterly e-zine featuring one Korean poem and multiple English translations. Find excerpts, essays, and more at So J. Lee is Modern Poetry in Translation’s Writer […]

David Vichnar

DAVID VICHNAR is senior lecturer at the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Charles University Prague. He is also active as an editor, publisher and translator.

Simon Pettifar

SIMON PETTIFAR lives in a small Welsh border town and works in a second-hand bookshop and as a hotel night-porter. As well as preparing a Selected Poems of Jan Skácel in English he is writing a screenplay based on the life of Nathanael West.

Nathan Fields

NATHAN FIELDS, editor at Project Plume, was selected for World Literature Today’s top translators for 2017 and translates Czech poetry and prose.


O MAYEUX is a linguist at the University of Cambridge. He is author of btwyx.txt (Damaged Goods Press 2019), Artefacts (Post-Asemic Press 2018) and poems in various journals.

Alexandra Berlina

Alexandra Berlina is the author of a book on Brodsky’s self-translations, Brodsky Translating Brodsky, and the laureate of several translation awards. Born in Moscow, she studied in London, and now lives in Germany, working as a freelance literary and academic translator into English and German. You can find out about her latest exploits on her […]

Alan Cummings

Alan Cummings is Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at SOAS University of London. He works on early modern Japanese literature and theatre. Amongst his translations is Haiku: Love (British Museum Press, 2013).

Jeffrey Angles

JEFFREY ANGLES is an award-winning translator of Japanese literature and a professor at Western Michigan University. He writes poetry in both English and Japanese.

Mary Jo Bang

MARY JO BANG is the author of eight books of poems and a translation of Dante’s Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher. She teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.