Author

Marilyn Hacker

American writer

1942   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: The Bronx High School of Science, New York University
occupation: translator, poet, editor, journalist, writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Lambda Literary Award, National Book Award, PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, National Book Award for Poetry

Marilyn Hacker (born November 27, 1942) is an American poet, translator and critic. She is Professor of English emeritus at the City College of New York. Her books of poetry include Presentation Piece (1974), which won the National Book Award, Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons (1986), and Going Back to the River (1990). In 2009, Hacker won the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for King of a Hundred Horsemen by Marie Étienne, which also garnered the first Robert Fagles Translation Prize from the National Poetry Series. In 2010, she received the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. She was shortlisted for the 2013 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for her translation of Tales of a Severed Head by Rachida Madani.
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