ANI GJIKA

 
 

Ani Gjika is an Albanian-born poet, writer, literary translator, and the author of Bread on Running Waters (Fenway Press, 2013), a finalist for the 2011 Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize and 2011 May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize. She moved to the U.S. when she was 18, earning an M.A. in English at Simmons College and an M.F.A. in poetry at Boston University. Gjika is the translator from the Albanian of Luljeta Lleshanaku's Negative Space (New Directions/Bloodaxe Books, 2018), and Xhevdet Bajraj's Slaying the Mosquito (Laertes, 2017). Her honors include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, English PEN, the Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship, and the Robert Fitzgerald Translation Prize among others. Her poetry appears in Seneca Review, Salamander, Plume, From the Fishouse, and elsewhere. Her translations from the Albanian appear in World Literature Today, Ploughshares, AGNI Online, Catamaran Literary Reader, Two Lines, From the Fishouse, and elsewhere.