Jesse Lee Kercheval

Jesse Lee Kercheval is a poet, novelist, and translator. She is the recipient of a 2016 NEA Fellowship in Translation and the editor of América invertida: An Anthology of Younger Uruguayan Poets, which is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press. Her translations for WLT include work by Circe Maia, Tatiana Oroño, and Idea Vilariño.

  • April 18, 2016 | Jesse Lee Kercheval
    Courtesy of the SARAS Institute Last month I had the marvelous opportunity, as a poet, of participating in the annual conference of an international scientific organization, the South American Instit...
  • Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, ca. 1664, oil on canvas
    November 17, 2015 | Jesse Lee Kercheval
    The image is central to most poets and poetry. In Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish,” the image is the poem. “His brown skin hung in strips / like ancient wallpaper, / and its pattern of dark...

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